Road hauliers returning from Spain escape two-week isolation rules

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.

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