COVID-19 External Resources

FDEA (Food & Drink Exporters Association)

Last updated 24th April

We have now received some further guidance following the announcement earlier in the week that food and drink production workers and anyone in their household who is symptomatic will be eligible for the extended testing regime, through two of the outlined routes, specifically:

-Testing at one of the national drive through centres which are currently being expanded in capacity and location

-Home testing kits for those employees unable to travel to testing centres which will be delivered via Amazon courier

Please note that these arrangements currently only relate to testing in England and we are seeking clarity on Scotland and Wales.

For more information on these tests and how to gain access to a test, please read through the links below.

Coronavirus National Testing Programme: Information for employers on testing for frontline workers

National Testing Programme Strategy

Resource: GOV Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested

European Commission

Crisis management in food, animals and plants – Questions & Answers. Download here

World Health Organization

COVID-19 and food safety: guidance for food businesses. Download here