“The politicians should now actually know that it is not possible to close the factories at such short notice.” On Friday they learned that they had to close on Monday. Psichos finds this “scandalous and questionable”. Of course you have seen that the numbers are increasing – and it became clear that stricter measures will come into force. However, politicians had not been informed about plans in good time.
Many restaurateurs are still struggling with the effects of the last three lockdowns. The question of rents from the previous year, some of which are still open, is still unclear, for example. “Many of them probably didn’t dare not pay their rent,” said Psichos. Hundreds of thousands of euros probably flowed in that shouldn’t have flowed at all.
The Christmas business, the most important time of the year for many hosts, is over for them, says Psichos. “No company is going to plan a Christmas party for 50-60 people now if we don’t know what to do next.”