05 January 2021 Adrian Leopard 342 Uncategorized Record new cases today at 60916. Is the Christmas factor starting to affect the figures? Previous Article Ready for your vaccination? How long do you think you will have to wait? But beware the South African variant Next Article Cases exceed 62000 and deaths up to 1041. Has this caught your attention? What is happening is completely predictable Today has recorded a record number of new cases in the UK since the start of the pandemic at 60,916. Deaths are recorded at 830. We now have a new lockdown. All we can hope is that this will work to bring the figures down. Really hurt yet again will be the hospitality industry. With pubs and restaurants shut again, unless there is really significant financial help, by the time the lockdown lifts to enable these businesses to open again, it will be too late for many. We are already beginning to see the beginning of the fallout with weaker businesses succumbing to liquidation and the trend will get worse over the next few months. But it is also the healthy businesses which are going to be hard hit. At the moment you will not be able to collect an alcoholic drink with your takeaway. Alcohol will be permitted on meals which are delivered. Take care to check on this and go to the supermarket if you need some booze at home. What we need to hope is that this is the last lockdown but for that to be the case, it will probably have to be quite a long one. What we do not want is another lockdown which is lifted too early. Third time lucky may be? Please stay at home! Time for empty streets again. Adrian Leopard 05-01-21 Photo Cloe Evans Rate article No rating Rate this article: No rating Tags mediation hospitality hotels Covid-19 insolvency accountancy advice bankruptcy Share Print Switch article Ready for your vaccination? How long do you think you will have to wait? But beware the South African variant Previous Article Cases exceed 62000 and deaths up to 1041. Has this caught your attention? Next Article Comment Collapse Expand Comments (0) You don't have permission to post comments.