UK shops struggle keep shelves stocked as staff are pinged

UK shops are struggling to keep shelves stocked industry bosses warn as staff are forced to self-isolate amid being pinged by the NHS covid app. Shoppers have already shown online empty shelves at supermarkets across the UK. Although the government has urged shoppers not to panic buy. The British Retail Consortium is calling on the government to change self-isolation rules to help address the issue. Ministers also announced that some industries will be able to apply for staff exemptions allowing critical workers who are “pinged” to return to work after a negative PCR test. The rules surrounding self-isolation are not due to change until August 16th.

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