Drivers and Vehicles
Government Coronovirus Safer Transport Guidance for operators

Drivers’ hours

The Department for Transport has introduced a temporary relaxation of drivers’ hours rules in England, Scotland and Wales for the transport of food, which runs until to 11.59pm on December 30, 2020.

MOT Guidance

Mandatory MOT testing is to be reintroduced from August 1 for car, motorcycle and van owners in England, Scotland and Wales. Vehicle owners with an MOT due date before August 1 will still receive a six-month exemption.


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.

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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