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Here you'll find coronavirus information and guidance for rail industry workers in Britain.


The coronavirus known as Covid-19 is affecting the whole world. It has been described as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, and governments everywhere are taking measures to combat the virus in order to safeguard people and limit deaths.

TSSA is asking members to follow public health advice and to keep in touch with our union on any workplace or employment related matters.

Our officials are in direct contact with the government, the Department for Transport and employers across the rail industry. A committee has been established consisting of all key rail employers, our TSSA General Secretary and the General Secretaries of other rail unions - Rail Industry Coronavirus Forum (RICF). Members will receive regular updates from this forum.

To ensure that our union can keep in touch with you, please make sure we have the correct email address and phone number for you. You can update these via My TSSA or by emailing

Coronavirus information

Advice around the coronavirus pandemic is constantly changing as the rules change. Rules may also be different in each country. The union will update this page and add new guidance when it is available. 

Coronavirus publications

Reps advice: ORR's "Guidance for dutyholders reviewing controls [...] to mitigate COVID-19 transmission."

DOCUMENT.CATEGORY: Health and Safety


Covid-19: advice to reps on ORR's guidance.

ORR guidance for dutyholders reviewing controls that have been introduced to mitigate COVID-19 transmission.

DOCUMENT.CATEGORY: Health and Safety


Covid-19 guidance from the Office of Rail and Road.

Covid-19 and BAME: Challenges faced by TSSA



Presentation on Covid-19 and BAME from the TSSA Black and Minority Ethnic Conference.

Covid 19- January 2021 TSSA Guidance on National Lockdown.


PDF File Covid 19- January 2021 TSSA Guidance on National Lockdown.

TSSA submission to TSC Reforming public transport after the pandemic inquiry

DOCUMENT.CATEGORY: Health and Safety


Guidance on the Wearing of Face Coverings by Employees Updated 30 July 2020

DOCUMENT.CATEGORY: Health and Safety


PDF File

TSSA submission to Dail Eireann Committee Special Committee on Covid-19

DOCUMENT.CATEGORY: Health and Safety


TSSA submission to Dáil Éireann Special Committee on Covid-19

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