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Supermarket giant warns Omicron rules threaten disruption as 11% of staff are in isolation

by LLB Reporter
5th Jan 22 10:55 am

Iceland has said on Wednesday that more than one in 10 staff are in self-isolation and warn that staff shortages could threaten availability.

Icleand told Sky News that around 3,300 staff or 11% are self-isolating and Omicron rules are adding to disruption.

On New Year’s Day Iceland was forced to close two stores as they spread staff around to different stores.

Helen Dickinson, chief executive of the British Retail Consortium which represents the chains, said, “Staff absences continue to rise in line with rising COVID cases, however the overall situation remains manageable throughout the supply chain.

“Retailers are monitoring the situation closely – clearly, continued rising absence rates due to self-isolation will get increasingly difficult to sustain.”

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