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20/03/2020

Temporary relaxation of drivers’ hours

Subject: Coronavirus emergency legislation

Source: GOV.UK

Temporary relaxations of the enforcement of the drivers’ hours rules for all sectors of carriage of goods by road will apply from 00:01 on Monday 23 March 2020 and will run until 23:59 on Tuesday 21 April 2020.

Anyone driving under the EU drivers’ hours rules or the GB drivers’ hours rules and undertaking carriage of goods by road can use the relevant relaxation where necessary. The relaxations are not limited to specific sectors or journeys.

Driving tests are suspended for up to 3 months except for critical workers, and MOTs for lorries, buses and trailers are also suspended for up to 3 months.

 

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