Restart: a phased reopening of the economy

May 2020

Public health must be at the heart of plans to reopen services and businesses. 10% of businesses won’t be able to open at all under the government’s current working safely guidance. A phased approach to re-opening must account for the links between firms and the services they need to operate such as transport, schools, childcare and many more.

37% of businesses said they were able to implement the government's working safely guidance and restart fully.

To help firms protect their people and customers through these changes, they need a clear understanding of their responsibilities and liabilities, and plans for the reopening of the services such as schools and public transport that enable their businesses to operate.

  • Safely re-open public spaces and restore services (including schools and public transport)
  • Safely re-open workplaces and commercial spaces
  • Minimise job losses and business failures
  • Rebuild supply chains and customer bases
  • Enable an effective reopening of the UK economy

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