How to apply for farm work as coronavirus lockdown means 90,000 positions need filling

Farmers are calling on British workers to fill vital roles harvesting fruit and vegetables during the coronavirus crisis after warning stocks may ‘run out’. Due to tight travel restrictions imposed by governments amid the Covid-19 pandemic, some 90,000 positions need to be filled, many in just a few weeks’ time. Agricultural workers from eastern Europe usually fill the majority of roles but restrictions across Europe and further afield mean they can no longer get to the UK to work. British Summer Fruits, which represents soft fruit growers, has set up an interactive map on its website showing the locations of farms around the UK and the jobs on offer – but how else can you help?

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