Everything closed in UK 'pingdemic' - including Iceland, Pret and BP garages

Everything closed in UK 'pingdemic' - including Iceland, Pret and BP garages

As a record number of people have been "pinged" by the NHS test and trace app with an ever-increasing number of supermarkets, pubs, restaurants are being forced to close due to lack of staff. More than one million Brits are currently isolating after over 618,903 people were contacted by the NHS Test and Trace app in the week to July 14 telling them they had come into contact with a positive person. With pictures already emerging of supermarket shelves being empty, there are widespread concerns the country is in the grips of a full-blown "pingdemic" that is putting the economy at risk as business can't carry on without their staff. Here is a full list of business which have so far announced they would be shutting due to shortages. Supermarkets Iceland Iceland said on Sunday that after keeping all of its stores open during lockdown, it has now had to shut some because 1,000 staff have been pinged. What do you think of this ? Let us know in the comments below Its managing director Richard Walker said around 4 …
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