September 2020 updated Guidance relating to the LCF and COVID-19

1 Sep 2020

In March 2020 we issued a guidance note on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the LCF and Environmental Body (EB) obligations. This guidance was published on our website and sent by email to the main contact of all EBs. This guidance was reviewed and updated in June 2020.

We have now further reviewed this guidance and the updated guidance note is published on the right hand side of this page, and also on the COVID-19 page of our website. The COVID-19 page sets out a timeline of all ENTRUST advice, guidance and information which has been published and you can also review the March and June 2020 guidance notes on this page. All updates relating to COVID-19 will be added to the page, as well as published as a news item on our website, and where relevant, emailed to EB main contacts.

The key update for this version is that following a planned review of project end dates, a further blanket project extension will now be provided for all approved projects due to complete in the period September to November 2020. These approved projects will now be automatically extended until December 2020. Other specific project extensions may be sought at any time as necessary.

We will keep all guidance under review, in line with the Government advice during this unprecedented time. If EBs have any further questions which are not addressed in the current guidance note they should email