Essential travel letter recommended for key workers in the food supply chain

Employers are advised to issue a letter to all staff members for any essential travel for the food supply chain.

There have been reports of workers in the food supply chain (including feed) being stopped by police when travelling for work purposes.

Employers are advised to issue a letter to all staff members for any essential travel they make.

This should be on official, company-headed paper, certifying that the named individual who holds the letter is deemed a key worker in the agricultural and food/feed supply chain.

Staff should carry the letter with them at all times, including when travelling to and from work or when in the lorry if a haulage driver.

Download the essential travel letter template from NFU Scotland for farm and key food workers here.  

The AHDB website also provides an excellent proforma template letter for all key workers here.  

Additionally, all food companies should ensure their risk assessments and protocols are updated with the latest Food Standards Agency advice on coronavirus, please see our summary outlining the provisions recommended here

For further information on this or any other matter please contact Jessica Burt on email: [email protected] 

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