It has been announced that food workers in the UK will be exempt from Covid isolation rules as the government tries to tackle potential food shortages. Product availability has become an issue as more supermarket depot workers and food manufacturers are forced to self-isolate. However, the government now says these workers can do daily tests regardless of their vaccination status.
The boss of frozen supermarket giant Iceland has urged shoppers not to start panic buying. He admitted that while there were some problems with staffing and availability issues, photos of empty shelves that have recently emerged are ‘isolated incidents,' and shoppers should not feel pressured to start panic buying.
Today marks a special day across the UK as many businesses reopen after months of being closed due to Covid-19 restrictions. Hairdressers, beer gardens, and non-essential shops have all seen people queueing up this morning, and some opened their doors at midnight to celebrate the easing of lockdown.