Lorry drivers bringing freight to the UK will be exempt from the need to quarantine for 14 days, according to business secretary Alok Sharma. As the government prepares to launch a 14-day quarantine at all ports and airports, Sharma said lorry drivers would be exempt from the scheme. Speaking at a Downing Street press conference he said: “I recognise that the quarantining measures will put restrictions on businesspeople being able to travel. “We will be setting out shortly the exemptions. […]
HGV drivers will no longer need a Kent Access Permit (KAP) to enter Kent from today (20 April) whilst the M20 moveable barrier will be taken down by the end of this week.
Kent police said border checks were returning to normal after an operation at Dover port prompted the implementation of Operation Stack and six-hour queues.
The RHA is actively exploring options to help hauliers through the COVID-19 crisis with government ministers. These include immediate cashflow injections, enforced payment holidays with leasing companies, banks and fuel suppliers and further measures to protect employees’ wages to safeguard our critical driver workforce both now and for when volume increases.