I visited my local Scotsmid yesterday. Several fruitpickers were in the shop not observing social distancing, one way systems, compulsory wearing of masks etc.Um...... is it too inappropriate to ask
-how many of the fruit pickers in Herefordshire , currently locked down after 70+ tested +VE for COVID-19, started their journey in Bulgaria/Romania/Moldova ?
A Herefordshire farm has gone into lockdown after 73 workers tested positive for coronavirus, sparking fears the harvest season could fuel further outbreaks. Around 200 staff at AS Green and Co, which supplies Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's Aldi and Asda, will spend the next two weeks isolated in...news.yahoo.com
Herefordshire Council says it will arrange supplies for employeeswww.independent.co.uk
I expect BBC Local Radio are all over it....
Up to 200 vegetable pickers and packers will remain on the farm in Herefordshire while isolating.www.bbc.co.uk
'' It employs about 200 seasonal pickers and packers from Eastern Europe to help with the crop.
A few workers could be seen in the distance wearing face coverings and walking to the entrance of the farm to collect shopping delivered by the local authority.
I understand although a few of the workers had symptoms, most were asymptomatic and the positive results of 73 people came as a surprise to them. "
Just askin' like, for a friend see?
Oh is that my coat ? how ver' kind....
When challenged by the staff they just shrugged it off as not something they need to do.
Generally relationships with the locals and the seasonal workers are good but behaviour like that will antagonise the natives and lead to tension.
If these farms are bubbles its fine if no one is infected but if one goes down they all will and act as spreaders on their way.