BMW are set to resume production of the Mini at Cowley from the middle of May.
Production was halted on 23rd March.
The start up is part of a planned worldwide ramping up of Mini production. The plant at Cowley is capable of making 5,000 Minis a week.
But a BMW Group spokesman said as part of a “staggered approach” to ramping up “global production” it expects work to restart on 18 May.
Most employees are currently furloughed but are being paid their base salaries.
He said: “The plant ramp-ups will be oriented towards the market. The exact dates for the restart are geared towards development in the markets and customer demand.”