Coronavirus, self-isolation and sick pay

9 September 2020

Setting out his action plan to tackle the spread of coronavirus, on 4 March, in the Commons, Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that emergency legislation would be introduced to ensure that workers will get statutory sick pay (SSP) from the first day off work, not the fourth.

Temporary relaxation of drivers’ hours rules amended

1 June 2020

We have reported previously on Government moves to adjust the rules concerning driving time to assist transport operators trying to keep supply lines open during the coronavirus crisis (see Relaxation of drivers’ hours rules: all sectors).

Government support needed for sector to survive

24 April 2020

Trade organisations in the transport and logistics sector have come together to urge the Government to do more to save thousands of firms who face ruin as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

Drivers and the coronavirus

20 April 2020

A number of announcements and publications have been made as a result of the impact which the current coronavirus crisis is having on commercial drivers.

Call to relax rules for lorry drivers

14 April 2020

In recent days we have reported on a number of changes to official rules caused by the ongoing coronavirus crisis (see “COVID-19 and dangerous goods vehicle annual inspections”, “Temporary changes to Driver CPC requirement” and “Relaxation of drivers’ hours rules: all sectors”).

Social distancing in the transport industry

14 April 2020

There have been numerous examples in recent weeks of key workers from a range of sectors querying how they can carry on their work while still trying to follow the instructions issued by Ministers and health officials with regard to preventing the spread of infection.

Who are the key workers whose children can still go to school?

6 April 2020

When it was announced that schools were to close (see England schools to shut until further notice), there was a rider to the effect that the children of key workers and the most vulnerable children would still be able to attend on Monday 23 March.