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COVID TESTING REQUIREMENTS FOR PSV DRIVERS ENTERING THE UK

1 Apr 2021

PSV drivers do not need to complete a declaration form prior to departure for overseas travel

It should also be noted that France has withdrawn the requirement for a PSV driver to provide a negative test when entering from the UK.

 

All PSV drivers entering England from the EU must have evidence of a negative COVID test taken in the 3 days before arrival.

 

From 6 April, all PSV drivers entering England from abroad (except those arriving from the Common Travel Area) and who will stay in the UK for more than 2 days must be tested for COVID after arrival

The test must be taken within two days of arrival and every 3 days thereafter.

 

There is no requirement for a PSV driver to show evidence of having booked these tests when they arrive at the border.

 

Drivers who live in the UK you do not need to self-isolate during this period

Drivers must also complete a passenger locator form before they travel to the UK

 

Where can a driver get tested?

Access lateral flow tests will be available through:

•            workplace testing, available to employers where employees cannot work from home

•            community testing, by getting tested at local authority-run asymptomatic testing sites as                      well as NHS Test and Trace testing sites

•            at home, by collecting lateral flow self-test kits at community sites or ordering test kits                        online or by dialling 119

•            at a haulier advice site