Covid 19 Guidance

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 the Executive Committee has been reacting to the rapid developments within our industry, often on a daily basis to provide guidance and protection to ASLEF members whilst carrying out their duties.


We have also produced instructions on the operation and functions of ASLEF to ensure that we continue to provide representation during these difficult times.


These instructions and guidance have been issued as bulletins and will continue to be so.


Along with the bulletins, we have produced a guidance document listing, in full, any updated agreements or best practice regarding staying safe during the Coronavirus pandemic.


This guidance was last updated at 16:00, Tuesday 8 September 2020.



1. Key principles

2. Terms and conditions

3. Preparation for work

4. Operating trains

5. Driver training

6. Other duties

7. Personal protection

8. Diagramming and rostering

9. Facilities

10. Travelling as a part of your duties

11. ASLEF Organising



Additional Resources


RICF Updated Emergency Working Principles (30th July 2020)

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

COVID-19 Additional Measures Driver Training & Competence Development Issue 1d (FINAL) 14th August 2020

BSI guide to masks and face coverings for use in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic

ORR Covid-19 safer transport guidance for operators (England)

ORR Covid-19 Restarting public transport: guidance for operators (Wales)



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