Last week, the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted that a “second wave” of COVID-19 seemed inevitable. We have known about the pattern of viral infections for centuries, so it should have been no surprise to our leaders that this second wave was coming.
The problem for businesses is that all the noises coming from national leaders have been about being at “war” with the virus and “defeating” it to avoid it coming back. It has encouraged businesses to believe that the worst was over and that they could get back to work. There have been campaigns urging people back to work for fear that the economy would plunder even greater depths.
Many businesses, therefore, are probably not as prepared as they could be for the inevitable. Already a third of the UK faces significant “lockdown” from the start of the coming week. The Government has hinted several times in