Retailers hopeful ‘pingdemic’ disruption has passed its peak

Self-isolation message on the NHS Covid-19 app

The ‘pingdemic’ that has hit retail and distribution staff availability, leading in some cases to empty shelves, looks as if it may be easing.

In recent weeks staff ranging from store employees to drivers have been forced to to self-isolate, despite the general easing of pandemic restrictions, after being pinged by the NHS Covid-19 app after contact with someone carrying the virus.

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