Defra has recently posted a document ‘Cohorting Good Practices by Industry’ dated 12th November 2020. We were made aware of this through the Food Resilience Industry Forum (FIRF) of which BFFF attends daily. The document outlines how cohorting (small groups of people) can provide further controls to significantly reduce the impact of an outbreak. Cohorting is an additional risk control to those primary measures already in place such as social distancing, good hygiene, and training.
Read the full document here: Cohorting – Huddle
Cohorting is also mentioned in the government guidance for food businesses and makes reference to outbreak management, those workers sharing accommodation and working areas.