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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 En...
30 June 2020
In March, Government temporarily relaxed rules on MOT tests for motor vehicles as part of the response to the coronavirus emergency. This measure is now ending, and mandatory testing is being reintroduced. LINK Small vehicles - cars, vans, and motorbikes will need a MOT certificate from 01 August (if they are more than 3 years old). Drivers with a MOT due date before 1 August w...
30 June 2020
Since 08 June, persons entering the UK have been required to self-isolate for 14 days to help control coronavirus (exemptions apply). The government has now announced that it plans to relax these extra-ordinary measures shortly for arrivals from countries deemed to be “lower risk”. Despite this, travellers are reminded of the need to maintain safety precautions. A full list of th...
30 June 2020
In the Government’s document “Our Plan to Rebuild”, it states that the relaxation of lockdown measures may be reversed on a local basis according to medical outcomes. This has now happened in several locations, including GP surgeries, hospitals, and food processing plants. The government has now gone further and taken measures to cover a whole city. Leicester and surrounding commun...
30 June 2020
Following the global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), IGD is working closely with the UK Government and the food industry. Here is a summary of some of the key developments we have picked up. Local lockdowns The government has announced measures to tackle an increase in COVID-19 cases in Leicester. This includes delaying both the reopening of the hospitality sector due to take pl...
29 June 2020
“Really gave me plenty of food for thought and can lead to immediate change” Feedback on the webinar from a listener In this webinar recording you will: Learn about six key behaviours for managing teams through change Take away a set of questions to support personal reflection and team discussion Hear about the importance of valuing difference and ideas to help you...
29 June 2020
Unlock greater wellbeing, performance and success in your team by learning how to motivate yourself and others. We recommend you watch the video to learn how you can begin to think about motivators, then download the suggested activity to practice in your team: By watching the video, you will be able to: See the different roots of motivation Take the time to reflect on...
26 June 2020
Watch this video to hear the latest on what the UK’s exit from the EU could mean for the food and consumer goods industry.   This video will cover: Progress of trade talks Development of new government policies Grocery market performance BREXIT AND ECONOMICS FOR REGULAR UPDATES SIGN UP
26 June 2020
In these unprecedented circumstances, a sustainable food system is increasingly important to consumers. To help your business plan for the pandemic and beyond, IGD has developed hypotheses of how the UK sustainability agenda will evolve in the short and longer term.   The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed many aspects of our lives in the past months. It’s underlined the importance o...
25 June 2020
On 23 June, the Prime Minister gave an update on the Government’s five tests which gauge success in managing the coronavirus crisis. Progress on these measures is a pre-requisite for relaxation of “lockdown” measures. The tests are as follows: NHS able to cope with the workload Sustained, consistent fall in death rate Rate of new infections falling An adequate supply of...