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Seasonal workers exempt from quarantine

Seasonal workers exempt from quarantine

The government has confirmed that seasonal workers will be exempt from the new 14-day quarantine rules for international arrivals to the UK.  Quarantine measures, which came into effect on 8 June, are being implemented to guard against a second wave of...

Your guide to hiring on Picker

Using the new Picker App to find temporary labour is really simple but to get you started, we have created this 5-step guide. https://youtu.be/5Yeh4F7MnXE Post your job You can post that you’re looking for someone for a whole season or just for a single shift – ideal...

Welcoming new teams

Welcoming new teams

Social distancing restrictions and new processes could impact the way teams are welcomed when arriving on farm but it’s important to invest time in getting it right. Anxieties about the virus will be impacting employees as well as employers but farms should take a...

From festivals to farm work

From festivals to farm work

When Emma (22) and Edward (24) from North London gave up their paid jobs in January to spend the year catering at music festivals across the UK, they were unaware that a virus would kill off their plans – and their income.  As the impact of Covid-19 took hold, the...

Support for managing Covid-19 measures

Support for managing Covid-19 measures

Farms may be continuing to operate during the Covid-19 crisis, but all businesses need to do what they can to safeguard workers and stop the spread of the virus. Public Health England has issued new guidance for farms on the Government website, which provides more...

Why I want to help feed the nation

Why I want to help feed the nation

Up until a few weeks ago, 34-year-old Matt Traver from Kent worked for a small business in the adventure travel industry, arranging bespoke trekking trips to various destinations around the world. Now, after being laid off due to Covid-19, he’s started work on a farm...

Advice for employers about new appointments

Advice for employers about new appointments

Employers must provide a contract to all employees within a week of their arrival on the farm to ensure workers are aware of their full employment terms and conditions. It’s also recommended to send a copy of the contract to HOPS in advance so that the document can be...

Farming Help for farmers affected by Covid-19

Farming Help for farmers affected by Covid-19

A new Farming Help helpline has been launched to support the farming community during the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak and it is being supported by The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC). This could be an anxious time for many farmers and...