Many of the Department for Transport’s haulier advice sites, which were set up to help prepare for border readiness during the Brexit transition period, now offer free Covid-19 tests for drivers and crew of HGVs, LGVs, coaches and vans.
Details of the haulier advice sites, located at truck stops and service stations, have been updated on the Government’s website to identify which operate a 24-hour testing service.
Currently, drivers need a negative test result before travelling to:
• the Netherlands
Drivers are advised that the rules can changes without notice and that they should keep up to date with which countries require tests.
To avoid delays, drivers are advised to get tested at an advice site before entering Kent or travelling to other Channel crossing points.
Professional coach drivers who are driving abroad for work can also take a free COVID-19 test at haulier advice sites.
Drivers and crew using Dover and Eurotunnel will get fast-tracked past queues if they get tested and have a valid Kent Access Permit before arriving in Kent.
How to find your nearest haulier advice site
Haulier advice sites are at motorway service stations and truck stops. Most haulier advice sites are open between 6am and 9.30pm, 7 days a week.
Testing service times (as of 30th January):
Site COVID-19 testing hours
Beaconsfield 6am to 9.30pm
Burtonwood (Merseyside) 6am to 9.30pm
Cannock Roadking No testing
Carlisle Stobart Truck Stop 4am to 9.30pm
Charnock Richard Services northbound 6am to 9.30pm
Cherwell Valley 6am to 9.30pm
Clacket Lane eastbound 24 hours
Cullompton 6am to 9.30pm
Doncaster North 6am to 9.30pm
Donington Park 6am to 9.30pm
Ferrybridge Services 6am to 9.30pm
Fleet southbound 6am to 9.30pm
Formula Services (Ellesmere Port) No testing
Hartshead Moor (Huddersfield) 6am to 9.30pm
Heywood Distribution Truck Stop 6am to 9.30pm
Holyhead Truck Stop No testing
Hopwood Park 4am to 9.30pm
Junction 38 Services 6am to 9.30pm
Leicester Forest East northbound 6am to 9.30pm
Leicester Forest East southbound 6am to 9.30pm
Lockerbie Truck Stop No testing
Markham Moor No testing
Membury eastbound 6am to 9.30pm
Orwell Crossing Truck Stop 4am to 9.30pm
Peterborough 4am to 9.30pm (Busy – you may experience delays)
Pont Abraham No testing
Reading eastbound 24 hours
Rothwell Truck Stop 6am to 9.30pm (Busy – you may experience delays)
Rownhams northbound 24 hours
Rugby Stobart Truck Stop 24 hours (Busy – you may experience delays)
Sandbach northbound 6am to 9.30pm
Sandbach southbound 6am to 9.30pm
South Mimms 24 hours
Stafford northbound 6am to 9.30pm
Strensham northbound 6am to 9.30pm
Strensham southbound 6am to 9.30pm
Sutton Scotney northbound 6am to 9.30pm
Sutton Scotney southbound 6am to 9.30pm
Tamworth Services 6am to 9.30pm
The Stockyard Truckstop Rotherham 6am to 9.30pm, Monday to Friday (7am to 11am and 4pm to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday)
Thurrock Services 24 hours (Busy – you may experience delays)
Truckhaven (Carnforth) 6am to 9.30pm
Watford Gap northbound No testing
Watford Gap southbound 6am to 9.30pm (Busy – you may experience delays)
Wetherby Services 6am to 9.30pm
Woodall northbound 6am to 9.30pm
Drivers are advised to visit the Government website for the latest information.