"In response to the Prime Ministers statement last night it is our firm and considered advice to Shropshire businesses is to continue working operations as they are and to not change anything at this moment.

We believe that businesses have not been given the appropriate amount of information at this stage from the government on how to ensure employee safety whilst at work and when travelling to and from the workplace.

We hope that the government's statement to parliament this afternoon and its publishing of guidance documents will ensure firms will be able to prepare properly.

Currently, it would be unwise for any business leader to encourage employees not undertaking essential work to do anything but continue working from home where possible until the relevant guidance is published".

Richard Sheehan
Shropshire Chamber CEO