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Covid-19 Government guidelines for drivers & hauliers

Here's a summary of how to keep safe

  • Covid-19 Government guidelines for drivers & hauliers

The Government has provided guidelines for Working safely during COVID-19 in or from a vehicle"  and recommends the following actions:

  • Revise pick-up and drop-off collection points, procedures, signage and markings.
  • Minimise unnecessary contact at gatehouse security, yard and warehouse, for example, non-contact deliveries where the nature of the product allows for use of electronic pre-booking.
  • Where possible and safe, have single workers load or unload vehicles.
  • Where possible, use the same pairs of people for loads where more than one is needed.
  • Enable drivers to access welfare facilities when required, consistent with other guidance.
  • Encourage drivers to stay in their vehicles where this does not compromise their safety and existing safe working practice.
  • Ensure overnight accommodation meets social distancing guidelines.
  • The Government has announced that bus and lorry drivers, whose licences are due to expire in 2020 or already expired this year, will be able to receive a temporary one-year driving licence without having to provide a medical report.
    • temporary removal of the routine D4 medical will make it easier for bus and lorry drivers to renew their driving licence and keep 30,000 drivers on the road each month
    • as long as they are fit to drive, applicants will be able to apply for a 1-year licence without the need to provide further medical evidence
    • will keep key supply chains flowing and ensure NHS staff can prioritise vital work on coronavirus

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Thursday 18th June 2020

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