Drivers and Vehicles

The temporary relaxation of EU driving and resting time rules has been extended until May 31.

Drivers’ licence renewal

The Government has announced a temporary change in the reapplication process for drivers whose licences are due to expire or have expired since 1 January 2020. The measures include temporary removal of the routine D4 medical.

Lorries and trailers will be exempt from needing an MOT for three months from 21 March 2020
There is separate guidance for Northern Ireland

For cars and vans  there is a 6 month exemption for MOTs due after March 30.

Social distancing

Government advice for staff in the Transport sector – this includes guidance on changing rooms and shower facilities

The government has made temporary changes to allow bus and lorry drivers who cannot complete compulsory CPC training to continue to drive.

Support for freight routes

The Government has announced a support package to keep freight flowing on routes into and across freight services to Northern Ireland, the Isle of Wight and the Scilly Isles, and the European mainland.


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