Hospitality leaders in Guernsey are calling for financial support from the States.
An emergency meeting was held on Monday afternoon to discuss the future of the industry as the impact of Coronavirus begins to take hold.
Many hoteliers and restaurants are already experiencing lower numbers and cancellations.
With fewer bookings and less income, industry leaders hope the States of Guernsey will step in and give them financial support.
Barry Baxter, Guernsey's Chamber of Commerce President, understands the gravitas of the situation and is working with the States of Guernsey to provide a solution.
This is a survival situation. Which is why you've got 50 people in that room saying we're deeply concerned.
One example of the measures being looked at by the States is the possibility of a 'hardship fund' to support businesses.
More information will be released on Wednesday after these new measures are debated in the next State's meeting.