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Updates on the Guild and motor industry responses to the coronavirus pandemic. Do you have information to share? Email

Wednesday 1 April 12:36

Supporting mental health in difficult times

Working from home and concerns over future work and income can affect our mental health. The Guild has some ideas on that, to be unveiled soon, but in the meantime take a look at the new government advice on mental health and read what our own John Blauth has to say about maintaining a positive outlook.

Tuesday 24 March 11:32

Press fleet cars and lockdown

Following the announcement of stricter rules on social distancing and avoiding unnecessary travel, car makers have been changing press fleet car deliveries and collections. The Guild is compiling a list of the current policies.

Coronavirus: What will happen to press fleet test cars

Monday 23 March 15:53

Guild responds to Treasury Select Committee call for evidence

The Guild chairman Richard Aucock has written to the Treasury Select Committee calling for action to support incomes of freelances.

Guild response to Treasury Committee

Saturday 21 March 12:34 updated


20 March FIA WEC Sebring 1000 Miles cancelled

20-22 March F1 Bahrain GP postponed

21 March Formula E Sanya E-Prix postponed

22 March Brooklands Museum Mini Day postponed

27-29 March Practical Classics Car Restoration Show postponed

28-29 March Goodwood Members' Meeting postponed

28-29 March BTCC Donington Park postponed

3-5 April F1 Vietnam GP postponed

4 April Formula E Rome E-Prix postponed

4-19 April Designing Cars at Haynes International Motor Museum cancelled

5 April Haynes International Motor Museum Breakfast Club cancelled

8 April GOMW Big Day Out, Castle Combe postponed

11-12 April BTCC Brands Hatch postponed

11/13 April British GT Oulton Park postponed

17-19 April F1 Chinese GP postponed

23 April FIA WEC Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps postponed

23-26 April WRC Rally Argentina postponed

24-26 April WTCR Race of Hungary cancelled

25-26 April BTCC Silverstone postponed

26 April Bicester Heritage Scramble postponed to 21 June

28-30 April Commercial Vehicle Show, NEC Birmingham cancelled

1-3 May F1 Dutch GP postponed

8-10 May F1 Spanish GP postponed

13 May GOMW Annual General Meeting, Silverstone postponed

20-23 May WTCR Race of Germany cancelled

20-24 May Pau GP postponed

21-24 May F1 Monaco GP cancelled

30 May-1 June Pau GP Historique postponed

6 June Formula E Jakarta E-Prix postponed

13-14 June Le Mans 24-hour Race postponed to 19-20 September


British Motor Museum, Gaydon will close at 5pm on 20 March until further notice

Brooklands Museum is closed until further notice

Coventry Transport Museum is closed until further notice

Haynes International Motor Museum is closed until further notice

Jim Clark Museum is closed until further notice

Longcross Studios remains open for track bookings

Mercedes-Benz World is closed until further notice

National Motorcycle Museum is closed to visitors

National Motor Museum is closed until further notice

Thursday 19 Mar 10:50

Advice and useful resources

Links to useful information and advice which might be helpful for members during the current crisis:

IPSE Advice for freelancers and the self-employed foreign travel advice

Public Health England coronavirus advice

NHS coronavirus advice

HMRC coronavirus helpline

Society of Authors contingency funds (open to non-members)

Royal Literary Fund grants for authors in hardship

Wednesday 18 March 10:50

Keep in touch at the Guild Facebook page

Members can keep in touch using the Guild's own Facebook page, so if you're feeling isolated click the link below.

Tuesday 17 March 17:30

Remote working: four free video conferencing tools

Many of us will be working away from the office for a while. These free video conferencing systems could help.

Four free video conferencing tools

Tuesday 17 March 13:18

Volkswagen press events and car loans

Update to the Guild's compilation of information from UK car manufacturers and importers on status of upcoming events and press car bookings

Coronavirus: new car launches, events, and press car loans

Tuesday 17 March 12:20

Tuesday 17 March 12:14

Newspress continues as normal

Newspress, the motor industry news and content service, has announced it will continue to operate as normal.

Tuesday 17 March 11:25

Press events and car loans: the latest position

The Guild has compiled information from UK car manufacturers and importers on status of upcoming events and press car bookings

Coronavirus: new car launches, events, and press car loans

Tuesday 17 March 11:21

Support for members from the Benevolent Fund

Guild members are reminded that the Benevolent Fund can offer support for members affected by the coronavirus pandemic

Benevolent Fund support for members in need

Tuesday 17 March 11:12

Guild events postponed

Guild of Motoring Writers announces postponement of Silverstone AGM and Big Day Out track day at Castle Combe

Guild AGM and Big Day Out track day postponed


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