Views sought on legal amendments to Operation Brock

1 June 2021

The Department for Transport (DfT) is proposing to update the legislation underpinning Operation Brock — the traffic management contingency plans used in the event of significant disruption at the Short Straits crossings in Kent.

Joint statement on tackling racism in health and social care

1 June 2021

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has issued an open statement, together with the NHS Race and Health Observatory, Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and General Medical Council (GMC), calling on healthcare leaders to ensure that health and care staff across the country are protected from racism or any other form of discrimination.

Call to prioritise Covid-19 driver vaccinations

31 May 2021

The International Road Transport Union (IRU) is urging the World Health Organization (WHO) and national governments to introduce a global mutually recognised digital vaccination certificate for commercial truck and coach drivers.

Removing prohibitions for testable vehicles or trailers

31 May 2021

From 1 June 2021, any prohibitions for testable vehicles or trailers that are not cleared at the roadside will be referred for a Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) prohibition removal inspection at an Authorised Testing Facility (ATF).