Updated advice from Senior Traffic Commissioner

25 January 2021

To recognise that passenger-carrying industries may face significant challenges in the coming months, the Senior Traffic Commissioner has issued temporary guidance to the Traffic Commissioners on the way they carry out their regulatory duties during this period.

New lockdown announced for England

5 January 2021

The Prime Minister announced a further national lockdown in England on 4 January 2021 with people told to stay at home, except for specific reasons including essential shopping, to work (if it is not reasonable for their job to be done at home), to exercise, to seek medical help or to escape domestic abuse.

New lockdown grants to support businesses

5 January 2021

Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors are to receive a one-off top-up grant worth up to £9000 to help them through to the Spring, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced.

Scotland underlines stay-at-home rules

4 January 2021

On 4 January 2021, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon decided that the situation with regard to increased rates of coronavirus infection warranted the recall of the Scottish Government from its Christmas recess.

No mask could mean no access to Wiltshire’s school buses

23 December 2020

Wiltshire Council has said that it is responding to recent government advice on wearing face coverings on school buses and all secondary school pupils and college students will now need to wear a face covering on dedicated school buses.

EU sets out its preparations for no-deal scenario

10 December 2020

With the latest deadline for the UK-EU trade talks (13 December) getting perilously close to the end of the transition period, the European Commission has published what it is calling targeted contingency measures to prepare for a possible no-deal.

Updated advice on ventilation during the pandemic

7 December 2020

Government scientists have repeatedly stressed the importance of ventilation in reducing the spread of coronavirus infection during the winter months when more people are likely to be meeting or working in enclosed spaces.

Checking transport businesses are Covid-secure

24 November 2020

In the run up to the festive period, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced it will be working with local authorities to inspect businesses in the transport and logistics industry to ensure they are managing the risk of the coronavirus.