Coronavirus: Your questions answered

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Across the NFU our teams are working to provide up-to-date advice on the issues impacting members and their businesses as a result of COVID-19.

To help you find the most relevant content, we've listed the questions we're being asked the most below. Click or tap on the questions below to read the latest advice.

Please also visit our advice to members and advice for employers pages, which are regularly updated as new information becomes available and may contain answers to any further questions you may have.

If you need further help, please call NFU CallFirst on 0370 845 8458 for further advice.

Additional questions: 

Are there are issues with the supply of red diesel?

We have received reports of extended lead times but the information we have received from the supply industry is that there is good overall availability. The NFU is speaking to fuel suppliers and monitoring lead times, and will seek Government action if situation deteriorates

Members are advised to:

  • Contact your supplier in plenty of time. Be honest about needs and requirements
  • Explain your circumstances to supplier – e.g. fuel required for food production

If London goes into lockdown, will I be able to travel through it?

We are not aware of any plans for London to go into lockdown at this stage. If this changes, we would expect guidance and information to be issued by the government.

Coronavirus: Updates and advice

 This news hub on NFUonline will be updated regularly to keep you up to date with what you need to know and how to deal with the various issues raised by coronavirus. Visit the hub.


Click here to use the NFU's COVID-19 business impact service.

By using this form, farmers and growers can provide information on any business-critical issues they have encountered, or expect to encounter, arising from the COVID-19 outbreak. The NFU will log this information and use it in an anonymised format to flag the key issues agriculture and horticulture are facing to government on a daily basis. However, no personal data will be shared with the government. The service is for all farmers and growers across the UK.



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