As I work in an event venue and all gatherings have been banned that means no work. No work? No pay. No pay? No rent, no bills, no anything. I am the breadwinner for my family so if we hadn’t had savings and help from family we would be screwed. So many of my colleagues live pay check to pay check or work so much their health suffers, this impact is crushing them.
While my venue will be up and running again some time in the future there is no timeframe when work will return to normal so that creates a lot of stress, uncertainty and has a lot of follow on effects that will impact my family, our health and my career far into the future.
The government has to freeze rent payments. The government has to close schools. The government has to help it’s working class.