EU Exit information on COVID Testing and Compensation for the fishing industry
Drivers are being encouraged to have a test prior to entering Kent and compensation scheme announced by Defra.
The Government have increased the number of sites where drivers can obtain a COVID 19 test, the relevant information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/haulier-advice-site-locations. Drivers are being encouraged to have a test prior to entering Kent wherever possible to reduce pressure on those facilities.
One area that has proved particularly controversial is that concerning the difficulties surrounding the shipment of fresh fish, leading to delays and the product having to be destroyed. A compensation scheme for those who suffered a loss has been announced by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), which can be viewed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-financial-support-for-the-uks-fishing-businesses-that-export-to-the-eu