Student and work visa relaxation to work in supermarkets

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.

Covid-19 response: INZ allows international students, temporary visa-holders working in supermarkets to work full-time