Your overview of political and economic news with a focus on the food and consumer goods industry, featuring the latest developments and guidance on COVID-19 and adapting to a new relationship with the EU.

Roadmap to easing restrictions

The Prime Minister has announced a four-step roadmap to ease restrictions across England. Lockdown will be released in stages across the country as a whole and will depend on four tests being met:

Continued rollout of the vaccination programme Vaccines remaining effective No threat of a surge in infections which would impact the NHS No sign of increased threat from new viral strains

This should provide some clarity for the food industry to help plan ahead for the coming months.

Re-opening of foodservice

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