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Express sector is at the heart of sustaining stay-at-home self-isolation delivery for the UK - from food to prescriptions & computers for home-working.

IOC asks the public to help complete the final mile food delivery, mark your door, ‘I am at home, please knock and leave goods outside

PM speaking evening Monday March 23rd, ‘The way ahead is hard...You must stay at home...Use food delivery services where you can’



Carl Lomas IOC Chairman.

We are entering a period of finest hour for final mile delivery to support stay at home, self-isolation. Our sector is being tested beyond any peak we have seen and that peak may be longest period on record. We are asking the public to mark their doors and help our sector complete the food delivery without contact.

Tracey Worth, IOC CEO,

Couriers that were focused on business to business deliveries have resource availability to deliver to the home door. The IOC are working to link resource to need across the sector – Essential final mile after the PM stay-at-home speech is about food, medical, prescription and work-at-home goods.

Express courier supporting the client chain has proven resilience to deliver; from national networks to regional and local owner-operator couriers.


Wed 25th March DfT – Roadworthy vans facing an MOT can stay on the road for deliveries

DfT report companies & owner-operators will be granted a 6-month exemption from MOT testing, enabling them to continue to stay on the road.

 Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said:

We must ensure those on the frontline of helping the nation combat COVID-19 are able to do so. Allowing this temporary exemption from vehicle testing will enable vital services such as deliveries to continue.



DfE - express sector kids get priority access to school while parents deliver final mile - DfE link


Friday 20th March Mike Brown, Hon fellow IOC and Commissioner for Transport for London,

'This morning the Cabinet Office offered some advice on the definition of key workers. For the transport sector this includes:

Those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the COVID-19 response, including those working on transport systems through which the supply chain passes.


Friday 20th March - IOC, with Kate Lester, Diamond Logistics, have produced a template authority letter to identify express final mile workers, download the pdf, individuals must email for an authority code identifying their role and the company they deliver for.


Swift Couriers meals-on-wheels for Age Concern

Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary thanks the sector

New Morrisons DPD tie-up for next-day food box delivery

Covid-19 - Driver CPC temporary changes for lorries

Logistics solutions for testing the Nation

London Mayor Sadiq Khan - Support our Covid-19 response #LondonTogether

COVID-19 clean air zone impacts - Birmingham, Oxford & Leeds all put back

Employment Law in express courier sector - furloughing explained

Neighbours extending the portal to food final mile

Keeping vans on the road for delivery to the door - MOT exemption in battle against coronavirus

Owner-operators delivering to the door

Alan Lewis talks to IOC ‘Covid-19 - the 15 points of employment in express courier’

Hermes promise £1 million pound ‘Coronavirus’ fund to support self-employed couriers

Smart motorway safety - Action plan announced

Leeds Clean Air Charging Zone

First female follows International Women's Day

Coronavirus Final Mile

House of Lords New Fellows' Gowning 2020

Women in Transport today Sunday March 8th

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