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Information for members during COVID-19

This is an online ‘hub’ for members signposting to advice and support throughout this period. If you have ideas for more ways in which we can support you, please do let us know.


The IOP at Caledonian Road, London

In response to the removal of restrictions, we reopened 37 Caledonian Road and restarted in-person events and meetings.

But we are continuing to run our online programme of events and talks, so please do keep visiting our website for full event details and to register. These sessions are for the whole physics community, not just IOP members.

As we move into the next phase of the pandemic, the following links are designed to offer you continued support.

General information

Latest government information on COVID-19:

NHS advice on how to stay safe and check your symptoms.

Official guidance for employees, employers and businesses

Sign up for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) bulletins for business and employer support updates.

Local business support and guidance

There is a network of 38 Business Growth Hubs across England which are local public/private sector partnerships led by the Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs). They join up national and local business support so it is easy for businesses to find the help they need.

Department for Education/Education and Skills Funding Agency helpline

The Department has set up a Coronavirus helpline for education-related queries. You can get in touch via 0800 046 8687 between 8am-6pm (Monday to Friday), or by emailing [email protected].

Online events and talks for the physics community

How the IOP is supporting access to knowledge and networking opportunities through online events.

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Contacting the IOP

To contact the IOP team please get in touch with your usual IOP contact or via the relevant email address.

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Maintaining your CPD during COVID-19

We are doing everything we can to support our members through this period and one way is through your continuing professional development (CPD). 

Find out more

Benevolent Fund

If you have been financially impacted by COVID-19, the Benevolent Fund may be able to offer assistance.

Find out more

IOP member consultation on key priorities

Help us to understand and address the issues affecting physics and physicists as a result of the ongoing impact of COVID-19.

Find out more

Do Try This at Home: help spread the word

A series of physics activities and demonstration videos to support parents and carers of primary school-age children. Help us reach as many parents as possible.

Find out more and watch the videos

Physics World: news for the physics community

Matin Durrani, Editor-in-chief at Physics World, writes about the positive impact that Physics World has had during the COVID-19 pandemic, as a source of daily news for the physics community.

Read more and view Physics World resources