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Turkey dinner before Covid safety
« on: November 17, 2020, 03:16:47 PM »
Travel rules have been relaxed for people arriving in England to work on poultry farms to ensure there is enough turkey available for Christmas dinners.

From 04:00 on Tuesday, seasonal workers from abroad can start work straight away during their 14-day quarantine.

The transport secretary said the new measures will ensure food producers can "keep up with the Christmas demand".

Industry groups had previously warned of turkey shortages without enough skilled workers to process the meat.

Under the new rules, seasonal staff must still self-isolate from the rest of the public for the first 14 days.

To avoid any potential spread of coronavirus, they also have to form "cohorts", or live and work with a group of the same workers during their time in England. They will not be allowed to mix with other employees...

So people travelling from abroad must self-isolate by themselves for 14 days, unless their job is turkey killer/slicer which means they can start work immediately. What happens if some of the workers in their cohort fall ill? Will no other workers in that part of the factory replace them? Will there be separate toilets for each cohort?

Re: Turkey dinner before Covid safety
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2020, 05:04:13 PM »
Who could have possibly foreseen this eventuality? Amazing that a sudden demand for turkeys in the run-up to Christmas should catch our brilliant farmers so off-guard! What next, elite mince pie stuffers rushed in from Bavaria?