Last updated: 3 April, 16:30

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 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 3 April 2020) specifically for Unite officers and representatives. Please also see the following Unite guides: Workplace Infection controls and facilities [PDF] and Home working [PDF].

Official government issued guidance on support for workers, public services and businesses can be found here, while the government's critical workers list is available here

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. 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