Covid-19 testing for van and truck drivers

Hauliers arriving in England from abroad from April 6, will need to take a Covid-19 test if they are staying for more than two days, the Government has announced.

Drivers will need to take the first test within the first two days, then further tests every three days.

Ministers say it will apply to drivers and crews of HGVs and drivers of vans and other light goods vehicles.

It also applies to both UK-based and non-UK hauliers.

If a driver does not have proof of a negative Covid-19 test, they could be fined £2,000.

Drivers will not need to take a test if they arrive in England from Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man - known as the Common Travel Area (CTA).

They must have only been in the CTA or the UK in the 10 days before arrival. If they have been outside the CTA in the 10 days before they arrive in England, they must take the tests.

Drivers will need to take at least three tests, if staying in England for 10 days or longer, with the first test taken within two days of their arrival. The day of arrival is counted as day zero.

The second test must be taken three days after the first test and the third test three days after the second test.

The date and time of your arrival will be collected and recorded in the passenger locator form, which travellers are required to complete.

Free testing for hauliers is available at haulier advice sites around the country.

Further information is available from the Government website

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