CORONAVIRUS LATEST

Here is where you will find the latest updates on the how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the industry and useful information.

Environment Agency Billing Information Letter

Thu Apr 23 2020 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Click the link below to see information from the EA with regards to billing.

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Relaxation of Driver's Hours

Thu Apr 23 2020 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Due to the unprecedented pressures on local and national supply chains, the Department for Transport authorised a temporary relaxation of the enforcement of both the EU and GB drivers’ hours rules.

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Extension of Testing for Frontline Workers

Thu Apr 23 2020 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

From today it is possible to book COVID-19 testing online through gov.uk – although we understand the website is currently overwhelmed please do persevere – more information can be found by clicking the link.

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Essential Worker Testing

Sun Apr 26 2020 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The government has provided extensive information and guidance, including links to portals relating to essential worker testing.

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Financial Support Survey

Sun Apr 26 2020 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

DEFRA has requested we circulate this survey to help gather important information to inform government how best to support the waste industry during this time.

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Rules on Waste Transfer Notes Relaxed

Tue Apr 21 2020 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

In its latest COVID-19 Regulatory Position Statement (RPS), the Environment Agency has moved to relax rules on waste transfer notes to help the waste sector with social distancing.

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Relaxation of Driver's Hours

Thu Apr 16 2020 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

We have received notification that the Department for Transport

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Guidance for Social Distancing

Tue Apr 07 2020 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Latest guidance related to social distancing, with a specific reference to waste management.

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A Letter from Minister Pow

Wed Apr 15 2020 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Environment Minister, Rebecca Pow has written a letter addressed to the sector.

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WISH Guidance

Wed Apr 15 2020 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The UK’s Waste Industry Safety and Health Forum (WISH) has updated its advice document about managing COVID-19 risks for waste management activities.

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