Coronavirus: Updates and advice
Coronavirus: What the NFU is doing to help members
The NFU is working to provide clarity for members on what the coronavirus outbreak and its impacts will mean for farm businesses. You'll find regular updates of work we are doing on members' behalf here.
Coronavirus: Advice for NFU members
This page will signpost you to key information and guidance on issues affecting you as a result of COVID-19. Topics covered include farm business concerns, government support for businesses, environment and rural concerns, wellbeing and supply chain.
Coronavirus: Our latest work for members on BPS
A brief summary of the activity on behalf of members from the NFU's BPS team. Various work streams are ongoing to ensure that BPS and other schemes run as smoothly as possible at this challenging time. Find out more.
Coronavirus: What is the impact on the poultry sector?
Updated 12 June: Get the latest information on how the coronavirus outbreak is impacting the poultry sector from the NFU's policy and commodity advisers. This page will be updated as and when information is available.
Coronavirus: Guidance on environment and rural issues
Get advice on contacting Natural England and the Environment Agency, and rural concerns such policing and rural crime, energy supplies, broadband and mobile coverage, water and wastewater bills, planning and infrastructure developments.
Coronavirus: Key information on farm business concerns
Here you'll find information related to the day-to-day running of your business such as accessing labour, BPS and environmental schemes, driving and vehicle regulations, farm events, training and audits, farm inspections and much more.
Dairy Hardship Scheme - NFU comment
"We are seeking to understand the apparent switch from the scheme's eligibility based upon loss of income, now to pence per litre milk price and how that might have a bearing on the number of farmers able to apply."
Coronavirus: Looking after wellbeing on farm
Updated 1 June. On this page you'll find details on self-isolation and how that translates on farm, tips for staying at home, lone working and farm safety advice during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus: Guidance on public rights of way
The NFU has worked with Defra on guidance for public rights of way following concerns about the amount of people taking to the countryside amid the coronavirus outbreak. Find out more.
Strong consumer demand for UK eggs continues
Impacts of COVID-19 continue to contribute to the increased demand for eggs in the retail sector. The NFU poultry board is working on a suite of potential solutions. Find out the details in this briefing for NFU members,
£1m promotional campaign unites dairy industry
A new joint-funded campaign is set to highlight the role fresh milk and dairy plays during the current coronavirus crisis. Find out more about the campaign and hear from NFU dairy board chairman Michael Oakes.
Coronavirus: The NFU's latest advice on fly-tipping
Updated 6 May. With the increase in people spending more time at home due to COVID-19, fly-tipping has become a serious issue in rural areas. Click here to stay up to date with the NFU's fly-tipping guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus: How are farm assurance schemes affected?
Updated 1 July: Certification bodies, UKAS, Defra and UK farm assurance schemes are working to ensure the UK's food and traceability systems remain robust through the COVID-19 pandemic. Get a summary of the current position.
Coronavirus: Dairy sector and COVID-19 Q&A
Updated 5 May: The NFU dairy team has gathered commonly asked questions surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 situation and provided a Q&A briefing for up-to-date guidance and support specifically for the sector.
Coronavirus: Advice on bTB testing youngstock
COVID-19: Within England and Wales a temporary amendment to the TB testing instructions has been put in place by the APHA retrospectively from 23 March 2020, until further notice.
Update on Red Tractor remote assessments
COVID-19: It's times like these that demonstrate how crucial it is to have a reliable domestic food chain, and Red Tractor needs to play its part on key issues like food safety and traceability.
Getting tested for coronavirus
Get key information on the government's testing programme, which now includes categories of workers whose jobs are essential to the UK's COVID-19 response, including those involved in food production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery.
How is COVID-19 affecting agri-environment schemes?
COVID-19 is affecting the RPA's ordinary functioning and processing at a critical time for both current CS/ES agreement holders and those hoping to start a new CS agreement in 2021. Download our briefing on the key issues.
What's the global economic impact of coronavirus?
NFU expert blog: What are the predictions for the global economic impact of coronavirus, how have other countries managed so far and what are the implications for oil prices and markets? Find out here.
Coronavirus: NFU President sets out impact on the beef market
The NFU has challenged an apparent change in sourcing policy by some UK retailers in recent weeks, with the retailers involved insisting that they haven't moved away from their standard sourcing policies nor their commitment to British producers.