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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...

HOPS isolates to support farmers

The HOPS team are currently in isolation but working non-stop to ensure its farms have the labour they need to help harvest crops during the Covid-19 outbreak. It’s business as usual for HOPS as the team adapt to working from their respective homes and...