Professional Transport Services

New Drivers Hours Relaxation

13 Jan 2022

New Drivers Hours Relaxation

The temporary relaxation of the rules reflects the situation arising from the impacts of COVID-19, including the recent highly infectious Omicron variant. This is resulting in increased absence rates and outbreaks in specific workforces including in respect of the carriage of goods by road and the supply chains of which they are a part.

This relaxation for HGV sector takes effect from 12:01am on 12 January 2022 until 11:59pm on 10 February 2022, subject to review.

Use made of the relaxation that applied until 11:59pm on 9 January 2022, completion and submission of the follow-up notification form (until 9 January 2022) by 16 January 2022.

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