Greater Manchester’s Night Czar Sacha Lord has urged the people of the region to take the necessary precautions and continue to enjoy the night-time economy.
In a statement issued this afternoon he said:
“The safety of the public is our highest priority and I am continuing to monitor the Government’s advice regarding Coronavirus. I have spoken to the Mayor and whilst people should heed official Government advice and take the necessary precautions we also want people to continue to enjoy the night-time economy.
I understand the concern that many businesses and employees will have at this time and I am working closely with the GMCA on our response.
I want to reassure all businesses that our sector is very resilient and I have no doubt that if the right support measures are put in place by Government we can recover quickly.
I also want to call on our sector to come together and play its part in helping to stop the spread.
We all have a duty to protect ourselves and others and I urge all businesses at this time to ensure there are enough facilities available for customers and staff to wash their hands easily and often.
I also urge venues to open doors and extend these facilities to passers-by, advertising hand washing facilities where possible.
Lastly, I want to thank all NHS staff working tirelessly around the clock to care for those affected.
I will be keeping informed of the situation and will provide further updates in due course.”