// Fortnum & Mason CEO Ewan Venters says new measures will cause “a whole generation to suffer”
// Outgoing chief says the introduction of Tier 2 will be “deeply dangerous” for the nation
// Comments come as London, Essex and York prepare for Tier 2 at midnight on Friday
Fortnum & Mason’s chief executive Ewan Venters has described the Tier 2 restrictions announced for London this weekend as “deeply dangerous” for the prosperity of the nation, according to the Daily Mail.
The outgoing boss said the government’s decision to add stricter lockdown measures to areas including London would cause “a whole generation to suffer”.
“Simply closing London down is deeply dangerous for all of our prosperity and the health of the nation,” Venters told the Daily Mail.
He reportedly added that a “nonsense” 10pm curfew was failing to do the job it was intended to do, and is “forcing people out onto the transport system at the same time”.
On Friday at midnight London will be placed in a Tier 2 lockdown, meaning people must not meet with anybody outside their household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place.
All businesses can continue to operate with covid-secure measures, though the restrictions are likely to significantly affect London’s hospitality and retail attractions.