Also announced were measures to cut red tape to allow companies to produce Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and hand sanitiser more quickly. BCC Co-Executive Director Hannah Essex said:
“Businesses across the UK will welcome measures that help them contribute to the national effort to tackle Coronavirus. Action to speed up the production of these supplies will be vital to limiting the spread of the virus and reducing the burden on our health service.
“Chambers and their members are working together to see how they can play their part, including gathering unused PPE equipment from local businesses and delivering them to the NHS.”