It is very unlikely that you can catch Covid-19 from food, according to government advice.

The official advice says: "Covid-19 is a respiratory illness. It is not known to be transmitted by exposure to food or food packaging.

Hereford Times: AS Green and Co farm at Mathon, where there has been a coronavirus outbreakAS Green and Co farm at Mathon, where there has been a coronavirus outbreak

"Everyone should wash their hands regularly with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds, to reduce the risk of illness.

"It is especially important to wash hands before handling food or eating."

The risk of coronavirus (Covid-19) cross-contamination to food and food packaging is very low.

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Food businesses must ensure that they have the correct food hygiene and food safety processes in place and that these are being followed to protect their customers.

Staff handling food in shops are required to maintain a high degree of personal cleanliness and wear suitable clean clothing.

This includes regular hand washing to maintain good hygiene.

Food businesses are required to have a system for managing food safety in place, but this does not necessarily require staff to wear gloves when serving or handling food.

When you are buying loose foods such as fruit, vegetables, or bread in a bakery, try and only touch what you are going to buy.

Yesterday (Sunday) it was revealed there had been an outbreak of coronavirus at a farm at Mathon, Herefordshire.

The AS Green and Co reported 73 workers had tested positive for the virus.

About 200 key workers there are employed to carry out picking and packing work, with the workforce living in mobile homes on the site.