Avenue on Chifley owner Phillip Barbaro says he is pleased there is “certainty” his staff will be looked after following Tuesday’s announcement of government support for businesses and employees during Sydney’s extended lockdown.
Mr Barbaro said the financial and mental wellbeing of his employees was his “biggest concern” but now he knows “they’re getting looked after at home”.
“Now I know at the end of this lockdown, I can gradually get them back in, back to work, and get the business moving again,” he told Sky News.
Mr Barbaro said the lockdown has been “exhausting”.
“The energy levels … the stresses, financial burden, it’s shocking,” he said.
“One second you’re thriving, you’re of top of that mountain, next second, I’m falling off that cliff.”