Tuesday, 02 June 2020
COVID-19: Latest Information for Welsh Commercial Horticultural Grower
Update - 18th May 2020
Resources available from HTA to support garden centres and nurseries in ensuring safety of employees and customers. Including safe trading/working guides, risk assessments and downloadable signage:
AHDB advice for social distancing on farm businesses https://ahdb.org.uk/coronavirus/social-distancing-farm-businesses
AHDB COVID19 - advice for farmers and growers resource page https://ahdb.org.uk/coronavirus
Lantra Wales During the COVID-19 pandemic it is vital that we ensure key rural and land-based businesses — including farms and businesses with animal welfare obligations — are able to access key workers and can continue operating. To meet this need, Lantra have created a skills matching service which will put businesses and potential employees with relevant skills and experience in touch with each other.
Looking to work on a UK Fruit & Veg farm? From pickers and packers, to plant husbandry and tractor or forklift drivers, there are a wide range of roles available.
Pick For Britain helps bring workers and employers together and ensures the UK can continue to deliver the best quality British fruit & veg for everyone to enjoy. Here, you will find growers, recruiters, and agencies that have job opportunities across the country. https://pickforbritain.org.uk/
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak the Welsh Government has announced almost £2bn of support for businesses in Wales, in addition to the support provided by the UK government. The website has been created to act as a hub for Welsh Government help and support available to businesses in Wales.
Acas gives employees and employers free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules and best practice including practical resources to support employers and employees with new Covid workplace processes.
Horticultutral Trades Association - The HTA has, for over 100 years, promoted the interests of its members and the industry at large. A cost-effective and comprehensive range of business support and development initiatives are available to individual members.
(Ireland) Agriculture and Food development Authority - COVID-19: Information and Advice for Horticultural Producers - useful guides and resources relating to horticulture businesses