Road hauliers returning from Spain escape two-week isolation rules

The UK rules do not apply to truckers
The UK rules do not apply to truckers
Road hauliers that are returning from Spain to the UK are exempt from the 14-day self-isolation rules put in place by the government.
The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has confirmed that this is the case as long as the road journeys were work-related.
Tourists returning to the UK from Spain or its islands must quarantine for two weeks after the country was added to the list of at-risk countries on 26 July following a spike in COVID-19 cases in certain regions.
However, truckers are exempt if their journey is in a freight vehicle and they are carrying community authorisation, a consignment note and COVID movement documents.
Everyone coming back to the country, exceptr limited exceptions that do not include professional drivers, must complete a UK Passenger Contact Locator form.
The DVLA has also confirmed that the HGV road user levy has been suspended until August next year.
A levy rate of zero will automatically apply at a vehicle’s normal VED/levy renewal date from 1 August, 2020 and vehicles will pay no levy for 12 months.
The UK rules do not apply to truckers