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Coronavirus funding needed to keep Britain safe and trade flowing

The British ports industry is requesting further support for port health authorities to prevent COVID-19 spreading and impacting businesses. As the number of new confirmed cases of the Wuhan Coronavirus grows, particularly in mainland Europe, the British Ports Association (BPA) has today written to the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock MP to outline the UK port sector’s growing concerns.

Wuhan Coronavirus: its potential implications on the UK ports sector

As the implications of the Wuhan Coronavirus become clear, ports and maritime law firm Hill Dickinson, an Associate Member of the British Ports Association (BPA), has published a short paper on the virus and its potential implications on the UK ports sector as part of the BPA’s Port Futures Programme. The Programme is a series of papers considering emerging and innovative trends in the port sector. This article is part of a forthcoming wider piece of work from Hill Dickinson and the BPA examining the potential impacts of pandemics on ports.

Department of Health and Social Care note on Wuhan Coronavirus

The Department for Transport have sent us some posters in relation to the Wuhan Coronavirus for those located in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland (see links below). They have asked the ports sector to ensure every effort is made to display this information where relevant and circulate to all relevant customers and stakeholders.