COVID-19: Logistics News

Secure Supply Chain Scotland Project Manager and Secure Transport Lead, Stewart Hurry, rounds up the latest news and guidance relating to the logistics sector in light of Covid-19 (coronavirus). 

COVID-19: guidance for staff in the transport sector

The government has recently published a guidance document for those working in the transport sector which will assist transport settings in addressing the coronavirus. The document, which will be updated in line with the changing situation, outlines the following:

  • What you need to know
  • What to do if someone develops symptoms in a transport setting 
  • Limiting spread in transport hubs 
  • Information on handling baggage and more

The document can be accessed by clicking here. 

Traffic commissioners: contingency and emergency planning, COVID-19

A statutory guidance document has been published which seeks to support industry through flexible working practices and a proportionate approach.

The document sets out the approach that traffic commissioners will adopt in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Great Britain.

Read it here. 

Temporary relaxation of hours rules

The Department for Transport has agreed to a temporary and limited urgent relaxation of the enforcement of EU drivers’ hours rules in England, Scotland and Wales. This is for drivers of vehicles involved in the delivery of food, non-food and over the counter pharmaceuticals on certain journeys.

Read more here.


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