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COVID-19

Stay up to date with all the latest news and updates of the COVID-19. Read about the latest government guidelines and restrictions, with information about the work and initiatives the British Frozen Food Federation are launching in order to help support the industry.

 


Latest Update

 

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May 20

Coronavirus sick pay scheme opens for applications

From 26th May 2020 small businesses and employers across the UK who have paid statutory sick pay to staff taking...
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Scroll down to view all updates from the government and BFFF.

 


Industry Support Initiatives

 

The Support Workers Portal

The British Frozen Food Federation is working with the Association of Labour Providers to help promote the Spare Worker Availability ...
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The Wholesale Support Platform

Since the closure of the hospitality sector, the supply chain into the Out of Home market is overstocked with chilled ...
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The Transport Support Platform

In these difficult times we are seeing some parts of the industry having to take vehicles off the road as ...
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The BFFF COVID-19 Query Page

The BFFF COVID-19 Query Page has been created to show the main queries in which our team are receiving from ...
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Webinar Wednesdays

Webinar Wednesdays BFFF hosts regular 30-minute webinars to update members on the latest developments and what it means for your ...
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The Frozen Food Platform

As the Government’s advice issued on Monday starts to take effect it is clear that consumers habits are changing at ...
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All Updates

 

May 28, 2020 / BFFF Update, Latest News

Coronavirus sick pay scheme opens for applications

From 26th May 2020 small businesses and employers across the UK who have paid statutory sick pay to staff taking...
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May 28, 2020 / BFFF Update, Latest News

Health Secretary announces new Test and Trace system

On 27th May 2020, the Health Secretary announced how they will be tracing the spread of the virus through the...
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May 27, 2020 / BFFF Update

COVID-19 Office Re-opening Policy Procedures and Risk Assessment Template

The British Frozen Food Federation are proud to announce they have just received primary authority assurance from Wakefield MDC for...
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May 26, 2020 / BFFF Update

Home Secretary announces new public health measures for all UK arrivals

The Home Secretary has announced border measures that are going to be applied to all international arrivals to the UK...
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May 26, 2020 / BFFF Update

COVID-19 – Mental Health & Wellbeing (Returning to the Workplace)

Last week we encouraged employers within the industry to reflect on the labour force survey from 2018/19 for mental health...
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May 26, 2020 / BFFF Update

New FAQ’s on Face coverings to compliment government guidance

The cross sector working group has produced the attached document FAQ’s on face coverings for Defra in order to compliment...
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May 21, 2020 / BFFF Update

GOVERNMENT WORK TO KEEP TRADE FLOWING AT THE BORDER

During the current COVID-19 outbreak Government have been working maintain the flow of trade at the border, whilst still ensuring...
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May 21, 2020 / BFFF Update

BEIS announce FREE webinars on working safely during coronavirus

Join a free webinar, hosted by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, to find out more about how...
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May 14, 2020 / BFFF Update

COVID-19 – Guidance for Travelling to Work

Yesterday the government released its new transport guidance for passengers as more people return to work in England. In the...
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May 13, 2020 / BFFF Update

COVID-19 – The difference between Face Masks (PPE) and Face Coverings

Face Masks Where you are already using personal protective equipment (PPE) in your work activity to protect against risks such as ingredient dust...
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May 13, 2020 / BFFF Update

COVID-19 Furlough Workers and the Job Retention Scheme

Updated 12/05/2020 - The Chancellor has announced that the Government’s Job Retention Scheme will continue until the end of October;...
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May 12, 2020 / BFFF Update

COVID-19 – Government publishes guidance to get businesses back up and running, working and operating safely

Updated 12/05/2020 - Practical guidance was published by the government yesterday for UK employers to help get their businesses up...
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May 12, 2020 / BFFF Update

Government publishes COVID-19 recovery strategy for England

Following the Prime Ministers address of 10th May, the Government has now issued a 50 page document outlining the progress...
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May 12, 2020 / BFFF Update

Updated BFFF Guidance on Freezing Down of Chilled and Ambient Product to Preserve Life (V4)

Following further consultation with our Primary Authority and members of our Technical Expert Group, the ‘BFFF Guidance on the freezing...
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May 11, 2020 / BFFF Update

COVID-19 – Safety Alert – Alcohol Based Sanitiser– Highly Flammable

The use of hand sanitiser is crucial during the COVID-19 crisis. Public Health England has advised that hand sanitisers with...
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May 7, 2020 / BFFF Update

New citizens’ food report shows we’re loving food and hating waste during lockdown

WRAP have released a new report on 5 May looking at 'Citizen responses to the Covid-19 lockdown – food purchasing,...
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May 5, 2020 / BFFF Update

GroceryAid launches £1.5M Covid Fund

The GroceryAid Covid-19 Fund has been established to provide enhanced support for grocery colleagues during this unprecedented time. GroceryAid has initially...
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May 5, 2020 / BFFF Update

Using low dust flour may reduce or eliminate the need for respiratory personal protection (RPE)

At a time when we have personal protective equipment shortages it’s worth exploring the use of low dust flour, this...
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April 30, 2020 / BFFF Update

NCSC warn of vulnerability affecting Sophos XG Firewalls

Last week cyber security company Sophos reported its XG Firewall product had been subject to a Structured Query Language (SQL)...
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April 30, 2020 / BFFF Update

BEIS Webinar: Financial Support for Small Business During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Register to join a free webinar hosted by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy at 11am on Tuesday...
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