The difference between small businesses having a post-lockdown soft landing or a crash landing hinges on whether this lockdown is the last one or not.
The worst thing that could happen to small businesses is opening too early and then going into lockdown again.
Sure, it's not our fault if six blokes come down from Sydney and bring COVID, but it is our fault if we push to reopen before our community is sufficiently double-vaccinated to minimise the risk of runaway infection.
We have active cases, COVID fragments in our sewerage and a regional health system with very few ICU beds.
Things are tough enough for small business.
Let's listen to the experts, bite the bullet, get vaccinated, ride this lockdown out and make it the last one.
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