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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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Aug 20

Government announces local restrictions for areas of Northern England

Following outbreaks of coronavirus (COVID-19) in certain areas of Northern England, the Government announced on 31st July changes to rules...
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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

 

August 4, 2020 / BFFF Update, Latest News

Government announces local restrictions for areas of Northern England

Following outbreaks of coronavirus (COVID-19) in certain areas of Northern England, the Government announced on 31st July changes to rules...
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August 4, 2020 / BFFF Update, Latest News

Updated guidance on shielding

Following the Prime Ministers statement of 31st July,  guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely...
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July 28, 2020 / BFFF Update

COVID-19 – HSE and Local Authority Inspections are Underway

Updated 28/07/2020- At the beginning of June the government announced that “spot inspections” would be carried out to make sure...
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July 27, 2020 / BFFF Update

COVID-19 – Cabinet Office Release Exemptions on Face Coverings

Updated 27/07/2020- In settings where face coverings are mandated in England, there are some circumstances, for health, age or equality...
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July 23, 2020 / BFFF Update

Trade and Agriculture Commission membership announced

Retailers, farming unions, consumer, hospitality, and environmental bodies from across the UK have been named as new members of the...
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July 17, 2020 / BFFF Update

FSS publishes updated Covid-19 guidance for FBO’s and their employees

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has published updated guidance for food business operators and their employees, which aims to assist them...
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July 16, 2020 / BFFF Update

Registering for the new Government Initiative ‘Eat Out to Help Out’

The new government initiative, Eat Out to Help Out, is now available for restaurants and other establishments serving food for...
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July 16, 2020 / BFFF Update

Face Coverings to be mandatory in shops and supermarkets from 24th July

Updated 14/07/2020 - Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock spoke today about plans to make face coverings mandatory in...
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July 16, 2020 / BFFF Update

How to dispose of personal and business waste (Including face covering and personal protective equipment)

 Updated 14/07/2020 - The department for environment, food & rural affairs (Defra) released information yesterday relevant for England on how...
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July 8, 2020 / BFFF Update

Chancellor cuts VAT, unveils furlough bonus scheme and announces “Eat out to help out”discount

On Wednesday 8th July, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak announced a number of things in his summer economic statement that the...
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July 7, 2020 / BFFF Update

Government has announced the Coronavirus Travel Corridors

The government has announced that from 10th July 2020 you are not required to self-isolate when you arrive in England...
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July 7, 2020 / BFFF Update

Covid-19 – Guidance on maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors

Government has published new guidance to help organisations in certain sectors collect details and maintain records of staff, customers and...
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July 3, 2020 / BFFF Update

BRCGS Fifteen-Point Checklist for Food Manufacturing

BRCGS have created this very useful fifteen-point checklist for food manufacturing sites which is a non-exhaustive summary of the Managing...
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July 2, 2020 / BFFF Update

Government announces first local lockdown on Leicester

On Monday 29th June it was announced as of Tuesday 30th June, Leicester would be the first city to face a localised...
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June 30, 2020 / BFFF Update

Many companies now using social distancing marshals as part of its mitigation measures

Keeping workers and customers safe during COVID-19 in restaurants, pubs, bars, and takeaway services Updated 30/06/2020 – Now includes social...
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June 30, 2020 / BFFF Update

Revised Guidance for Food Businesses to prevent and manage Covid-19

On 26th June revised guidance for food businesses to prevent and manage Covid-19 was published by PHE, FSA and Defra:...
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June 30, 2020 / BFFF Update

Covid-19 – Update on outbreaks in UK food manufacturing plants and possible risk factors

Over the last few weeks, you will have seen a number of reports regarding Covid-19 outbreaks in food manufacturing environments,...
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June 25, 2020 / BFFF Update

COVID-19 Review of two metre social distancing guidance

Updated 24/06/2020 - Over the last fortnight, a review panel, led by the Permanent Secretary to No10 and including the...
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June 23, 2020 / BFFF Update

COVID-19 – PM Announces an ease of lockdown from 4th July

Updated 23/06/2020 - Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced today (Tuesday 23 June) set out further changes to lockdown measures...
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June 23, 2020 / BFFF Update

COVID-19 – Plans to ease guidance for over 2 million who are shielding

Updated 23/06/2020 - The government has announced plans to ease guidance for the Millions of people classified as clinically extremely...
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