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19 Jul 2021

England unlocks: businesses hit by staff shortages and self-isolation rules

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For the beleaguered hospitality and leisure industry it’s just been one challenge after another.

Even on what’s meant to be England’s great unlocking day, consumer spending is still well below normal levels and staff shortages are being compounded by the number of people having to self-isolate.

Plus, there’s the tricky dilemma of whether to ask staff and customers to carry on wearing masks.