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Covid: Food workers given exemption from isolation rules

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Posted: 23/07/21 - 09:33
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Supermarket depot workers and food manufacturers will be exempt from quarantine rules as the government tries to prevent food supply problems.

The move comes after the rising number of retail workers being forced to self-isolate began to affect the availability of some products.

The government said workers, regardless of vaccination status, could do daily Covid testing instead of isolating.

Up to 10,000 workers are expected to qualify for the scheme.

The new daily contact testing measures are beginning at 15 supermarket depots, followed by 150 depots next week, but they will not apply to supermarket store staff.

I Call True: So 'back of house' workers are going to be exempt not front of house which makes sense

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58 days
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So once again it seems key workers can be thrown under the bus.
58 days
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We need to get rid of NHS tracking entirely if we are ever going to get back to normal
59 days
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More exclusions and excuses, I think its things like this that have driven a lot of people to delete the app off their phone already