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Research Operations Office


Published on Fri, 04/12/2020 - 14:21

Whether there is a Brexit Deal or no deal, customs procedures and physical checks at borders will change. The UK’s reasonable worst-case scenario planning highlights that the flow rate at the Channel short straits (Calais/Dunkirk/Coquelles and Dover/Folkestone) could reduce to 60%-80% after the transition period, with the most significant disruption seen Jan-Mar 2021. Following some funders’ guidance, this may have implications for research consumables and medical supplies and departments are therefore advised to plan accordingly.