Latest COVID-19 information


CIA updates the website regularly, but the most up to date information can be found on the government hub

Get in touch with CIA if you have any inquiries about COVID-19

Simon Marsh    



Easing of site COVID-19 precautions


Chemical industry recognised by government as essential industry during the pandemic


‘Recovery’ Phase for Operations in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mental Health and Mental Well-being Leading Indicator Tool

The CIA have made available our Mental Health and Mental Wellbeing Tool as part of our contribution to pandemic resilience.   If you should also wish to obtain our CIA Mental Health and Mental Wellbeing Policy Guide it is available free to members or to purchase at our Publications Store


Mental Health at Work - supporting yourself and your collegues. 

Staying COVID-19 Secure in 2020

Government's guidance on risk management of COVID-19


Our key message to Government has been “We are here to help if Government tells us what is needed

Our responsibilities are


Offer COVID-19 support from your business

(Please use this service to tell the Government how your business might be able to help with the response to COVID-19)

CIA guidance - BPR Sanitiser issues and interpretation


British Occupational Hygiene Society guide for checking if a mask is fake (falsified CE markings


HSE Test & Trace Response policy & HSE role in COVID-19 



Key manufacturing sector employers and trade unions tell government to ‘Let us help’


Letter from Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma MP, to those working in Manufacturing 




Key issues we work on with member companies and Government include 


  • Contact Tracing
  • Temperature Checking
  • Maintaining operations (critical activities, vulnerable workers, shifts, etc.)
  • Risk Assessments
  • Social distancing
  • Recovery


  • Mental health and mental wellbeing
  • Testing for COVID-19
  • Health Surveillance in general
  • Respirators and face fit testing
  • Display Screen Equipment assessments 
  • First aiders

Legal / Regulatory

  • Inspections
  • Waste 


Supply Chain

  • PPE
  • Chemical



Public Health England’s campaign resource centre

Latest Government guidance and support


Regulator Webpages


Health and Safety Executive

Environment Agency

National Resources Wales


Also see overarching guidance on Regulation


Contact, Tracing and Self-Isolation

NHS test and trace: how it works 

An overview of the NHS test and trace service, including what happens if you test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) or have had close contact with someone who has tested positive.


Stay at Home Guidance 

Guidance for Househoulds with Possible or Confirmed COVID-19 infection and supporting Ilustration 

Contacts of People with Possible or confirmed COVID-19 infection who do not live with the person

Apply for a coronavirus test if you're an essential worker


Letter from DSHC to essential worker employers 

(24 April 2020) 

Info Pack for Employers - Guidance: Coronavirus testing for essential workers 

Schematic of booking test in England and Scotland

England Test & Trace statistics



Government: Support Finder Tool 

The Government has launched a new ‘support finder’ tool which will help businesses and self-employed people across the UK to quickly and easily determine what financial support is available to them. 


Government COVID-19: Support for business


Government's coronavirus action plan 

Provides detailed information about the Government's response


ACAS: Advice for employers and employees 

ACAS has published information for employees and employers, including simple steps to help protect the health and safety of staff.


Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Provides detailed information to help you prepare to make a claim through the COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme.