Relaxation of Driver CPC card enforcement revoked

4 June 2020

We recently reported on changes to the rules regarding the Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) introduced by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to take account of difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic (see Temporary changes to Driver CPC requirement).

Warning on out-of-date first-aid skills

4 June 2020

St John Ambulance is urging business and public sector leaders to include first-aid training in their plans for returning to work after it identified more than 60,000 of the country’s workplace first aiders will have missed essential re-qualification courses during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Government provides £254 million to transport services

4 June 2020

Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, has announced that the Government will provide £254 million to protect and increase transport services, allowing people to travel safely and quickly while helping ensure there is enough space for them to observe social distancing guidelines.

Government confirms quarantine plans for new arrivals

3 June 2020

All people coming into the UK, bar a short list of exemptions, will be required to complete an online locator form to supply contact details, travel details and the address of where they will self-isolate for 14 days with effect from 8 June 2020.

DVSA extends annual test exemptions

2 June 2020

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed that annual test exemptions are being applied to heavy vehicles which are due to have their annual test in June 2020.

Transport advice for schools, parents and guardians

2 June 2020

Highlighting that the average journey to school can be walked in around 10 minutes, Transport for London (TfL) has issued advice on how headteachers, parents and guardians across London can play a part in controlling the coronavirus as schools gradually begin to reopen.

Front-door boarding on buses returns

1 June 2020

Analysis by University College London (UCL) has found that safety improvements made to screens by Transport for London (TfL) has made it possible to return to front-door boarding for the capital’s buses.

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).