Lorry drivers who arrive in the UK from today (6 April) must take a Covid-19 test within 48 hours of their arrival or face a £2,000 fine, the DfT is warning. The new rules are part of government measures to try to halt the spread of new Covid-19 variants in the UK. They apply to drivers and crews of HGVs and drivers of vans and other light goods vehicles, as well as applying to both UK-based and non-UK hauliers. Read […]
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