The Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will support self-employed individuals (including members of partnerships) who have lost income due to coronavirus (COVID-19). 
This scheme will allow you to claim a taxable grant worth 80% of your trading profits up to a maximum of £2,500 per month for the next 3 months. This may be extended if needed. 
 
Claim a grant through the Self-employment Income Support Scheme. 
 
Toolbox Talk to help keep construction workers safe 
 
To help protect health on construction sites and maintain social distancing during COVID-19, the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has produced a free toolbox talk kit for workers. Topics covered include travelling to work and what to do if someone thinks they are unwell. There are also posters for supervisors to display in the workplace. 
 
Logistics professionals 
 
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has launched an initiative to bring together logistics and passenger transport operators in urgent need of supply chain resources. 
 
The initiative, backed by the Road Haulage Association (RHA), the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) matches organisations together so that those who have capacity can help those organisations in need, such as the NHS and the grocery retail sector. 
 
Register on the CILT website if: 
 
your organisation needs urgent support 
you’re a driver in need of work 
your organisation has capacity to support others in need 
 
Motorway services are open 
 
Motorway and major trunk road services remain open following advice from the government deeming them ‘essential services’. The government has made it clear that for haulage and delivery drivers, travel is essential and therefore motorway services remain open, and continue to offer takeaway food, toilet and shower services. 
 
How to keep safe 
 
The RHA has published guidance for driver safety when delivering goods, handling documentation and refuelling. 
We recommend you read your policies to ensure you are fully covered at this time. 
 
If you are not sure about your commercial insurance policies, please call HI Commercial on 01482 247477 for peace of mind that you will be protected at all costs. At your service, at your side – commercial insurance with a personal touch. 
 
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