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Covid-19 curfews cutting frontline security hours?

October 11, 2020

We have previously touched on an article focused on Covid-19 and the impact on the security industry this year. The past few weeks have seen the UK slowly turn into a ghost town during the evenings with the current 10pm curfews in full affect across all restaurants, bars and recreational places. Although the curfews are part of safety measures to prevent large gatherings and the spread of Covid, this has impacted the hours of security workers, particularly for those who work as door and venue supervisors. Frontline security staff who do regular night shifts are now being made to work shorter hours. Uncertainty with where we are going with the current global pandemic has created fears that there might not be regular hour shifts and people may not be able to earn normal wages with the cutbacks.

Stop the Curfew

Not only have security frontline workers been affected by these restrictions, but employees and bosses of food and drink outlets are seeing a decline in visitors due to earlier trading hours. Weekdays now seeing adults working and children going to school has meant the footfall in restaurant eat-ins is not as constant compared to August and September before the curfew was implemented. This has led to hospitality and retail establishments signing a petition to extend the curfew hours to help businesses maintain profit.

Frontline security hours

Despite the security industry thriving in the cyber and property divisions during the global pandemic, frontline workers based in retail and hospitality outlets have seen reductions to normal working hours. Many who are working in bars and restaurants are now being given shorter days, the decline in visitors entering premises has meant there is less revenue generated thus, fewer frontline security staff. No announcements have been made as to when the curfew and social distancing restrictions will be lifted. But financially speaking, this will impact frontline security staff for the remainder of this year. Are workers still able to gain financial stability with cuts to their regular hours?

Have you been affected?

Lemi Gezer who is the boss of Unisec, a security firm based in Hull has spoken out on Hulllive and emphasised the curfew restrictions are “killing the industry” for security workers, particularly those who regularly work nights at bars and pubs. We would love to hear how Covid curfew cutbacks have impacted you with working hours, are you able to get regular work? Do you think more should be done to help frontline security staff to maintain their regular hours?

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