Unite the Union #Here4You during the #Covid-19 UK Pandemic

Check the latest information regarding Coronavirus work rights, as well as government updates on UK advice for Coronavirus. PLEASE NOTE: Government, public health and other official advice and guidance on COVID-19 is changing on a daily basis.

This update was accurate at the time of writing, but the first port of call for public health guidance on Coronavirus should be Public Health England, Public Health Agency (NI), NHS Scotland and/or Public Health Wales. Daily government updates for the public can be accessed here.

Please click to view the latest health and safety guidance (last updated 7 May 2020) specifically for Unite officers and representatives. Please also see the following Unite Coronavirus work and employment rights guides:

Check the official government issued guidance on support for workers, public services and businesses related to Coronavirus Employment Rights, while the government’s critical workers list is here (scroll down to see the full list of Coronavirus response critical sectors and essential workers).

Below is a list of frequently asked questions tailored by Unite’s legal department to quickly access a broad range of information and resources on Coronavirus-related issues, including support measures provided by the union and advice on employment rights. This includes advice and guidance on the new Coronavirus job retention scheme and the self-employed scheme.

Howard Beckett – assistant general secretary, political & legal affairs


For more information contact your Unite the Union workplace reps

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