The increased demand for turkeys over Christmas prompted the British government to announce the quarantine exemption for foreign seasonal workers with temporary contracts at poultry processing plants.
From this Tuesday, seasonal workers will be able to arrive from abroad and work during the two weeks that other people arriving from outside the UK have to be quarantined to reduce the risk of covid-19 contagion.
However, during that period they will have to “isolate themselves from the general population” and other employees, working only in a certain group, and will have to return to their country of origin by December 31.
“The period before Christmas is particularly important for farmers and food producers who need more workers on their farms to respond to demand linked to the festive season,” agriculture minister George Eustice said.
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