Drivers no longer required to have UK Passenger Locator Form

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Road transport drivers NO LONGER have to complete the UK Passenger Locator Form, when arriving into the UK. This only applies when drivers are actively engaged in freight or passenger movements, and evidence of that activity may be asked for.

Drivers returning from holiday, or other types of work, will still have to do the form.

Inbound COVID lateral flow test WILL still be required. The number depends on whether the driver is fully vaccinated or not.

Detailed information available here, and explained below:

  1. Drivers of goods vehicles

What you need to do when you travel to England depends if you:

– qualify as fully vaccinated under an approved scheme or not

– have been in a red list country in the 10 days before you arrive in England

Before travel to England 

You do not need to complete the passenger locator form.

You do not need to book COVID-19 tests to take on arrival in England.

After arrival in England – fully vaccinated 

You are not required to isolate in-cab or quarantine.

If you are staying in England longer than 2 days you will need to take a test on or before day 2.

If you are travelling every day, you must take a test at least once every 3 days.

After arrival in England – not fully vaccinated 

Applies if you do not qualify as fully vaccinated and have not been in a red list country (except those listed below) in the 10 days before you arrive in England.

You must isolate away from other people in your cab during the time you are working in England. If you are a UK resident, you are not required to quarantine while not working. If you are a non-UK resident, you must quarantine whilst not working.

You are required to continue to test during this time.

If you are staying in England longer than 2 days, you will need to take a test on or before day 2, between days 3 and 5 and between days 6 and 8.

If you are travelling every day, you must take a test at least once every 3 days.

Red list rules 

Applies if you have been in a red list country in the 10 days before you arrive in England.

You need to quarantine in a government approved hotel.

Evidence 

You will need to show that your travel is part of your job, for example a letter from your employer, a consignment note or your operator’s licence.

Applies to: 

Drivers of goods vehicles and other employees of community licence holders for the international carriage of goods.

 

  1. Bus and coach drivers

Before travel to England 

You do not need to take a COVID-19 test before you travel to the UK.

You do not need to complete the passenger locator form.

After arrival in England – if fully vaccinated 

You do not need to quarantine.

You must take a lateral flow device (LFD) test on or before day 2. If you are travelling internationally on a daily basis, you need to take an LFD test every 3 days.

After arrival in England – if not fully vaccinated 

If you live in the UK you do not need to quarantine.

If you live overseas, you must quarantine in your accommodation for 10 days while in England, except while you are undertaking the exempt activity.

If you are in England for longer than 2 days, you need to take a mandatory workplace, community or home take a lateral flow device (LFD) test on or before days 2, 5 and 8 after your arrival.

If you are travelling every day, you must take a lateral flow test at least once every 3 days.