Supporting access to gluten free foods

During the current Covid-19 pandemic we have heard from many of you on our social media networks and in calls to our Helpline regarding access to gluten free food.

Throughout the pandemic we have been in contact with key stakeholders to bring you up to date and evidence based information that you can trust. As this is a fluid and fast moving situation, we will continue to monitor and keep you updated.

Asking for support from our networks

We know many of you have struggled to find gluten free foods during the pandemic and we have been lobbying our networks for you and have asked for help ensuring that people with coeliac disease can find the food they need to stay well.

We have been in conversation with government departments and trade organisations to share the issues our community are facing finding food and will continue to do so.  

Read our tips on trying to shop gluten free during the pandemic.

Talking to our food industry networks

We are in regular contact with all of our Crossed Grain licensed manufacturers to see if their business has been affected and if they have seen an impact on stock levels and availability. We will be keeping in touch with our licensees regularly to monitor the situation and will keep you updated on any significant developments. So far, feedback is positive and we have seen companies working on new initiatives to respond to the environment. We will keep you updated as things develop. 

We are also in regular contact with our GF Accredited partners to find out how they have adapted during the pandemic. Many of our GF accredited venues are offering takeaway and click and collect services. As there are difference restrictions in place across the UK, please visit their websites directly to find out what is available in your area. You can find our GF accredited venues on our Venue Guide.

Currently our GF Accreditation scheme  only covers delivery or takeaway when it is delivered directly by the accredited food business, not via a third party delivery company. We are actively working with our contacts to make sure that safe practices are in place, but please take care and be aware of this when using third party delivery services.

Mobilising our volunteers

We are so lucky to be well supported with a network of dedicated volunteers who help those in need in their communities and across the UK. We are working with them to look after the most vulnerable so we can support those self isolating and in need of additional help, together.

What support is available in your area?

For specific advice relating to you country, please follow the links below: