Flow-on effects of COVID-19 are hitting Hunter businesses hard

Gabriel Fowler
By Gabriel Fowler
Updated January 12 2022 - 10:21pm, first published 6:00pm
DELAY AFTER DELAY: COVID-19 absenteeism coupled with prices rises and supply shortages are hitting the construction industry hard, says Matthew Haines of Hainesbuild, president of the Hunter branch of the Master Builders Association. Picture: Marina Neil

THE flow-on effects of COVID-19 are putting pressure on businesses of every kind as they struggle with staff shortages, a lack of patronage, supply issues, and ever-changing testing and isolation requirements.

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Gabriel Fowler

Gabriel Fowler

Journalist

A Walkley-award winning journalist with 20 years experience, Gabriel writes for the Newcastle Herald across a range of areas and issues including social justice & community welfare, crime/court reporting, health, human interest.

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