45% of business leaders fearful of lasting impact of Covid-19 on survival

45% of business leaders fearful of lasting impact of Covid-19 on survival

45% of business leaders are fearful of the lasting impact of Covid-19 on their mental health and survival in business.

Today's survey by recruitment firm, Osborne also shows 93% of managers are supportive of the Government's actions during the crisis.

Almost two thirds say the virus will permanently change the way their business operates in the future.

Osborne CEO, Shona McManus says leaders have many worries at the moment.

“They’re worrying about finances, cash-flows, employees, business longevity and continuity, sustainability and survival even,” said Ms McManus.

“There is a lot for business leaders and managers to be worrying about right now.

“Thankfully, as we said the Government has put packages in place, and quite quickly.

“So that is something that businesses are starting to lean on.”

    Useful information
  • The HSE have developed an information pack on how to protect yourself and others from coronavirus. Read it here
  • Anyone with symptoms of coronavirus who has been in close contact with a confirmed case in the last 14 days should isolate themselves from other people - this means going into a different, well-ventilated room alone, with a phone; phone their GP, or emergency department;
  • GPs Out of Hours services are not in a position to order testing for patients with normal cold and flu-like symptoms. HSELive is an information line and similarly not in a position to order testing for members of the public. The public is asked to reserve 112/999 for medical emergencies at all times.
  • ALONE has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Ireland. The support line will be open seven days a week, 8am-8pm, by calling 0818 222 024

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