Duffy welcomes move to relax local Sunday trading hours during COVID19

Sinn Féin Group Leader on DCSDC Councillor Sandra Duffy has welcomed the decision by the Council this afternoon  to relax Sunday opening hours during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Councillor Duffy made the proposal on Tuesday and also that engagements should take place with local businesses and Unions.

She said “I welcome this decision.

“I have received numerous correspondence from healthcare workers, pensioners and people with disabilities regarding limited access to food and essentials due to panic buying.

“We have seen many images on social media of healthcare workers, pensioners and the disabled straddling emptied aisles in supermarkets

“This is a time of much concern and uncertainty for many citizens – it is my firm view that we must do all that we can to ensure that no one goes hungry and without essentials.

“Whether this be because they are working back-to-back shifts on the frontline or due to limited accessibility.

“It’s important that we relax the restricted opening hours while this public health emergency continues and for stores to make specific arrangements for those struggling to access food and essentials.”