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Businesses feel the impact of rising Covid cases

Credit: Secret Pizza

Chamber of Commerce calls for urgent government support

Local businesses are feeling the impact of rising cases of Covid-19. 

The Chamber of Commerce has joined calls for urgent government support saying some customer facing retail and lifestyle sectors are 'financially unsustainable'.
 
It's being blamed on the combined impact of self-isolation rules and debt incurred during the pandemic.
 
Kylie Rollins is one of the founders of Secret Pizza in Castletown – the restaurant will be closed this weekend due to staff testing positive for Coronavirus.
 
She says support would be welcomed: 
 

 
Debbie Kelly-Banks is the owner of Bon Fabrics in Douglas – whilst the shop has remained open she says the impact on footfall through the town is notable: 

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