Changes have been made to immigration instructions to relax visa restrictions for two groups of current supermarket employees for a period of 30 days, in response to supermarkets experiencing immediate labour supply issues:
Work visa holders to allow them to work in roles other than specified on their visa;
Student visa holders to allow them to work more than 20 hours per week
The amended instructions came into effect from 25 March 2020.
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