Since March 2020 Rail Forum Midlands has issued over sixty electronic bulletins to members with up to date information and government guidance in relation to Covid19. We have now moved all the shortcut links onto this webpage so that members can continue to easily access the most up to date information on different Covid19 topics; from government support schemes to local lockdown information.
UK Government’s Covid recovery strategy:
General Business Guidance and Support
The Covid19 Business Support Helpline is: 0300 456 3565
Business Hub : brings together information on Covid19 into an easy to access location/format for employers.
PPE Hub : brings together all information relating to PPE; including advice for PPE requirements.
Business Support Blog : provides a series of case studies of companies who have accessed government support or who have put in place new working practices to manage the risk of Covid19
Guidance on: people returning from extended leave and furlough
Guidance on: employees re furloughing
Guidance on: apprentices and their employers
Guidance on: Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme
Guidance on: Small Business Grant
Guidance for Public Transport and Freight Transport
Guidance on: safer transport for operators
Guidance on: safer travel for passengers
Guidance on: freight transport industry
Guidance for Businesses Trading Internationally
Guidance on: Trade Credit Guarantee Scheme Now Live
Guidance on: trade credit insurance guarantee
Guidance on: Export Insurance from UK Export Finance.
Guidance on: UK business trading internationally
Guidance on: moving goods and clearing customs
Guidance on: customs authorisations
Guidance for Staying Safe and Social Distancing
Guidance on: Staying alert (social distancing)
Guidance on: staying safe outside your home
Guidance on: FAQs what you can and can’t do
Guidance for Travelling Internationally
Guidance on: travel corridors
Guidance on: who is exempt from border rules post 8 June
Guidance for Covid19 Testing
Guidance on: getting tested for Covid19
HSE and ORR Guidance
HSE guidance may also be useful for members.
HSE Comments on H&S Regulation during Covid 19
The ORR have also issued some advice here