The Traffic Commissioners have issued advice for heavy goods vehicle (HGV) and public service vehicle (PSV) operators who are faced with numerous new problems and questions because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new guidance on when and how to report incidents of the coronavirus under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR).
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.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, temporary changes have been announced to allow bus and lorry drivers who cannot complete compulsory Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) training to continue to drive.
Hauliers have been expressing concerns about plans to introduce clean air zones (CAZs) into cities across the country for several months. They seem to have finally seen some good news, however, as, in what the Road Haulage Association (RHA) describes as a victory for common sense, Coventry has decided not to go ahead with its planned clean air zone (CAZ).
Healthcare and social care workers being recruited in connection with the provision of care and treatment of coronavirus in England and Wales, including some of those who have volunteered to help the NHS, can be checked more quickly, the Home Office has promised.
Due to the unfolding coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, heavy vehicles will be exempt from dangerous goods (ADR) annual inspections until further notice, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed.