Tradies worry about how they will survive as customers start cancelling renovation jobs. “We went from getting 10 new bookings a day to none,” said one local business.
, The Courier-Mail Subscriber only|March 24, 2020 8:38pm
AUSSIES are cancelling renovations in droves as uncertainty over the next six months creates worry amongst tradies.
It comes as confusion reigns about whether plumbers, electricians and other workers will be allowed to attend emergency callouts during a potential lockdown.
Tradies in Business co-founder Nicole Cox, who runs her Ipswich-based business providing support to tradies across the country, said she has been inundated with questions about what a lockdown would mean for business.
"They're very confused about what happens if we have some kind of lockdown period and they have an emergency call out," Ms Cox said.
"If something electrical goes wrong in your house, you can't fix that yourself - are the tradies going to be allowed to get out and help?"
She said tradies had been reporting a significant drop in calls and a wave of cancellations, as people put off non-essential renovations due to the crisis.