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Get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test if you’re an HGV or van driver

The Government has announced from 6th April that it will be mandatory, subject to the relevant criteria, that all hauliers arriving in England from abroad will need to take a COVID-19 test if they are staying for more than 48 hours.

Drivers will need to take the first test within the first 2 days. The driver must take a second test 3 days after their first test and the third test 3 days after their second test.

The driver does 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). However, they must have only been in the CTA or the UK in the 10 days before arrival.

If the driver has been outside of the CTA in the 10 days before arriving in England, a test must be taken.

Tests will be available free of charge at over 40 Government Haulier Advice sites – detail of the sites and hours of operation can be found by clicking on the following link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/haulier-advice-site-locations?utm_source=All+Contacts&utm_campaign=7952acbeb4-Email-NewsUpdate04September2020_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b3

This will apply to drivers and crews of HGVs and drivers of vans and other light goods vehicles. It applies to both UK-based and non-UK hauliers. Full information can be found at: Get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test if you’re an HGV or van driver - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

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