Coronavirus: Updates and advice
Coronavirus: Guidance on public rights of way
As we enter another period of lockdown, the NFU is reminding members of the measures they can take to ensure visitors to the countryside can do so in a safe and responsible manner. Download and print our footpath signs here.
Coronavirus: How are farm assurance schemes affected?
Updated 8 December: 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.
Garden centres to remain open during second lockdown
After intensive lobbying from the NFU, the government has confirmed that garden centres will be able to remain open during the month-long national lockdown, due to begin on Thursday 5 November 2020. Get the details.
NHS Test and Trace QR codes - what are the rules?
Certain venues are required by law to collect details of visitors and QR codes are an easy way to help visitors register anonymously. Our Q&A explains what this means for farm businesses, how QR codes can help and how to obtain one for your venue.
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.
Clock ticks on COVID-19 grant funding - apply now
Unclaimed grant funding under the Small Business and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure grant schemes must be returned by local authorities to the Treasury by 31 August. Check if you're eligible and find out how to apply before time runs out.
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.
How to manage a COVID-19 outbreak
What counts as a COVID-19 outbreak? When does an outbreak need to be reported? Find out what you need to know about reporting cases to Public Health England.
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: 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.
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: 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.