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EU Exit information on COVID Testing and Compensation for the fishing industry

Wed. 20 Jan 2021
Drivers are being encouraged to have a test prior to entering Kent and compensation scheme announced by Defra.

Professions exempt from travel restrictions

Tue. 19 Jan 2021
Government information on roles which are exempt from the current COVID restrictions to travel.

HSE spot checks and inspections continuing during coronavirus pandemic

Fri. 15 Jan 2021
The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) is continuing to conduct spot checks and inspections on all types of businesses and workplaces.

New COVID-19 Entry Restrictions in Germany

Fri. 15 Jan 2021
Update on new German federal regulation for persons entering Germany, aimed at increasing the preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19.

Defra Expedited Return Scheme: Consultation

Wed. 13 Jan 2021
Expedited Return Scheme and the prioritisation of Gibraltar-bound grocery supply freight.

French Covid Restrictions: Consultation on requirement for 'upstream' test

Wed. 13 Jan 2021
Ministers are now considering whether urgently to take powers to require hauliers, proceeding to Port of Dover and Eurotunnel, to evidence a negative Covid test before entering Kent.

Government confirms logistics workers are ‘essential’ in latest lockdown

Wed. 6 Jan 2021
The Department for Transport has confirmed that employees in the sector are considered ‘essential workers’ and accordingly will be allowed to travel for work.

COVID-19 vaccine – protecting the supply chain

Tue. 5 Jan 2021
Already on the front line and proven critical to the world’s economy, performance in the global supply chain will now be catapulted into the public gaze like never before.

ESC and CLECAT urge carriers to switch to a ‘new normal’ as current practices slow economic recovery

Tue. 1 Dec 2020
Since the outbreak of the global pandemic, the container imbalance and the reduction of capacity in liner shipping has seriously impacted on the shippers and freight forwarders who have been seeking to ensure the fluidity of their global supply chains, which remains crucial during the ongoing crisis.

HSE checking COVID compliance within the Logistics sector

Wed. 25 Nov 2020
In the run up to the festive period, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is working with local authorities to inspect businesses in the transport and logistics industry to ensure they are managing the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19).


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