How will coronavirus affect environmental consultancies?

Environmental consultants are trying to adapt to government measures put in place to curb the spread of coronavirus. James Agyepong-Parsons speaks to the experts about best practice and how the virus will likely steer the consultancy market in the future.

Covid-19 has spread rapidly across Europe after it was first transferred to a person at an animal market in the city of Wuhan, in China, in December last year. Today, schools across the UK have been forced to close; the latest in a string of actions taken by the government to try to flatten the rate of respiratory infections caused by the virus.

Tony Bateman, managing director at planning consultants Pegasus Group, said his company had, since the beginning of the month, been steering a coronavirus action group to stress-test and make ready new ways his team of 360 could safely manage the likely effects of Covid-19. 

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