New guidance for meat and food plants in Wales

Date : 30 June 2020

The Welsh government has issued new COVID-19 guidance following recent outbreaks and incidents at three meat and food plants in Wales.

The new guidance covers:

  • Procedures to manage suspected cases, including information about the NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect service
  • Workplace risk assessment
  • Communications with employees
  • Shared accommodation and transport to site
  • Entry to the site and physical distancing onsite, including in communal areas
  • Food hygiene

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In addition to the new guidance, the Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs Minister, Lesley Griffiths has commissioned Food Innovation Wales, a delivery partner of the Welsh Government, to carry out a rapid risk assessment of meat processing sites across Wales. The review will now be extended to packaging and processing plants for other types of food in Wales.