Membership Survey on the Impact of Coronavirus (Take 3)
RequiredRequired Question(s)
Required 1.
Are you a member of the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce?
Yes
No
2.
Please indicate the industry sector of your firm.
Agriculture
Tourism
Manufacturing
Distribution
Construction
Banking & Finance
Retail
Insurance
Other
3.
Did you complete the last survey conducted in August 2020?
Yes
No
4.
What was the size of your work force prior to COVID-19?
1-9 employees
10-19 employees
20-35 employees
36-49 employees
Over 50 employees
5.
What is the current size of your work force?
1-9 employees
10-19 employees
20-35 employees
36-49 employees
Over 50 employees
6.
Have operations stopped because of the current crisis?
No. Operations have never stopped
Yes temporarily stopped but will be back in operation by February 2021
Yes temporarily stopped but currently running again
Yes permanently stopped
Other  
Required 7.
How is your business operations being impacted by the Coronavirus currently?
Business is back to normal
Physical location has been closed
Cutback on operating expenditure
Decreased hours of operations
Have diversified goods and services
Increased online presence
Instituted greater use of technology to reduce cost
Instituted greater use of technology to increase productivity
Other  
8.
What has been the impact of COVID-19 on your business for the period October-December?
 None -0% to -20% -20% to -50% -50% to -100% Increase Don't Know 
Revenues
Sales
Work force
9.
What is the forecasted impact of COVID-19 on your business for the period January-March?
 None -0% to -20% -20% to -50% -50% to -100% Increase Don't Know 
Revenues
Sales
Work force
10.
What percentage of your work force are you currently operating with?
0% 0% to 20% 20% to 50% 50% to 75% 75% to 100%       
      
11.
In the last three months (October to Dcember), approximately what percentage of your business's workforce were:
 None 0% to 20% 20% to 50% 50% to 75% 75% to 100% 
Laid off
Working at their normal place of work
Working from home or on rotation
Absent due to COVID-19 symptoms, self isolation or quarantine
Made permanently redundent
Other(please explain below)
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12.
Are you employing any reduction in salaries to your workforce in response to COVID-19?
None 0% to 20% 20% to 50% 50% to 75% 75% to 100%       
      
13.
Do you expect more redundancies within the next period January - March 2021?
I do not expect more redundancies
I expect additional redundancies
I expect to increase staff
Not sure
14.
In comparison to the same period last year, how has your business performed (October-December)?
 No Change -0% to -20% -20% to -50% -50% to -100% Increase Don't Know 
Sales
Revenue
15.

How long do you think your business can survive in the current climate (reduced tourism, limited social activity and no mass crowd events)?

Zero months
1-3 months
4-6 months
7-9 months
Over 9 months
16.

What has been the impact on your cost of operations related to implementing the COVID-19 health & safety protocols?

5% Increase
10% Increase
15% Increase
20% Increase
Above 20% Increase
17.

How are you dealing with the occupational health and safety challenges?

Limiting number of customers entering business at once
Enforcing wearing of masks by customers
Employing physical distancing amoung staff
Employing physical distancing amoung customers
Erecting barriers between customers and staff
Providing hand sanitizer to staff
Providing hand sanitizer to customers entering premises
18.
Would you be interested in participating in any of the following:
Business advice on digital transformation
Business advice on using e-commerce
Training of HR managers and supervisors on the Labour Act
Cost Management Techniques
Business Operational Efficiency
Increasing Productivity
Helping Staff Deal and Manage Stressful Times
Other  
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