Sumary of Canberra parents prepare for another month of remote learning, as businesses slam lack of detailed plan for economy:
- Students from kindergarten to year 10 are flagged to return after that, with the Chief Minister yesterday confirming that they would continue remote learning for at least the first four weeks of the final school term.
- Businesses frustrated over lack of roadmap The hospitality industry wants more clarity around what the road out of lockdown will look like.
- (AAP: Lukas Coch)While many parents seem tolerant of the extension, the business community expressed anger and frustration over a lack of detail around the path out of lockdown as well as how long it was taking to receive financial support payments.
- Australian Hotels Association ACT general manager Anthony Brierley said the extension of the lockdown to mid-October was expected and was no surprise.
- “Mr Brierley said the industry needed more support from the ACT and Commonwealth governments as “the doors remain shut but the bills keep coming in”.
- ‘I can’t plan for the future’Shane Brady, who owns the KX Pilates studio in Braddon, said she had hoped for a clearer pathway to be outlined for businesses wanting to reopen, so they could plan future operations.
- KX Pilates Braddon owner Shane Brady says she needs more information from the government to help plan for the future.
- “Restrictions may ease but at this stage they haven’t got a plan for businesses like mine, even though I have a COVID-safe plan and I can operate within a four-square-metre capacity rule, but there is no detail around that for reopening.