The coronavirus crisis represents an unprecedented challenge for the transport and offshore energy industries.  Throughout the country, and in every sector, transport and offshore energy workers continue to go to work and provide vital services, transporting key workers and essential goods and supplying energy.

The RMT’s priority now and throughout this crisis is protecting members health, safety, jobs and conditions and this dedicated web page has been set up to help give you the information to do just that.

Together and united, we will defeat coronavirus.

Safety advice and Information

RMT advice to members employed in the rail industry and London Underground


Network Rail - Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions - September 2020

RMT Masks Policy - August 2020

Relaxation of lockdown in England – RMT update - July 3, 2020

RMT advice to members on legislation in England requiring passengers on public transport to wear face coverings

Coronavirus - Covid-19 - Testing of Essential Workers - May 15, 2020

RMT RICF Rail Service Risk Guidelines - May 13, 2020

RICF Letter on Social Distancing Principles - May 13, 2020

RICF Social Distancing Principle Sessions - May 13, 2020

Briefing Guidance Note on RICF Emergency Working Principles - May 13, 2020


RMT advice to members employed in the bus industry


GOV.UK Coronavirus (COVID-19): transport and travel guidance

Preventing Domestic abuse during Coronavirus – a TUC guide

Stay at Home Guidance for the Household

Social Distancing advice for Vulnerable people incl list of those declared vulnerable

Protecting Vulnerable people (Shielding)

Coronavirus Scottish government advice page

Coronavirus Welsh government advice page


Employment advice and Information


RMT Circular on furlough arrangements

RMT Furlough update

RMT Furlough Update 2

RMT briefing note – self-employed income support scheme

Government Furlough Advice

Thompsons Solicitors Coronavirus legal advice

TUC advice on maternity rights

Maternity action advice

Government advice for employees

Getting Signed off for Self Isolation (via 111 website)

Employment Tribunals


Schooling and Children

Professions declared key workers for school closures

Pregnancy and Covid-19 - Advice to Members


General RMT information and advice

COVID-19: A guide for workplace reps



RMT Trade Union Education and Learning

RMT produces online Union Learn offer to help members

Education Circular - Circular outlining RMT current position on education and learning during the pandemic.

Members Circular - Circular outlining RMT services during the pandemic.

COVID-19: An update from Mark Engelbretson, Network Rail Head of Pensions

Continuous Professional Development - Online Learning


Rail and London Underground information and updates 

rail risks info Covid-19: Reducing rail workplace risks infographic

 Impact of Covid-19 - Rail Industry Coronavirus Forum - May 18, 2020

rail info  Rail Workers Coronavirus Infographic

Prioritising Work and Minimising Exposure document

COVID - Safe Work Principles Document

Coronavirus Covid-19 Rail Service Risks


agency info  Agency Worker Coronavirus Infographic

Network Rail Covid-19 Safe Working Circular

Network Rail Coronavirus COVID-19 Provision of surgical masks

cleaners info  Railway Cleaners Coronavirus Infographic

Rail Industry Coronavirus Forum


RICF Working Principles UPDATE - July 2020

Rail Industry Coronavirus Forum - Rail Service Risks - May 27, 2020

London Underground Update

tube infoLondon Underground Workers Coronavirus Infographic

tube agency London Underground Agency Workers Infographic


tube cleanersLondon Underground Cleaners Infographic


Road transport information and updates

Coronavirus Bus Service Risks - May 11, 2020

bus infoBus Workers Infographic


RMT response to Government announcement on COVID-19 funding for bus industry

RMT calls on government to mobilise taxis as an emergency service for isolated families

RMT on Bus Industry appeal for £1 billion rescue package from Government

Coronavirus advice for taxi drivers

Maritime information and updates

sea infoSeafarers Infographic

Coronavirus update – fighting for seafarers’ jobs

Coronavirus – updated MCA guidance for seafarers on passenger ferries - MCA Updated Guidance for Ro Pax vessels COVID19

Seafarers’ ENG1 renewal – Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) update

Seafarers’ ENG1 renewal – MCA update (2)

Coronavirus update – Seafarers and Port workers

Payment of Wages and Sick Pay Arrangements, Coronavirus – Stena Line

seafarers appeal

dockers_adDockers Infographic

Offshore energy information and updates

off infoOffshore Infographic

Divers’ medical fitness certification – Clarification 

Update on Coronavirus and the Offshore Energy Industry