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Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of EU drivers' hours rules

The Department for Transport has announced a temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the drivers' hours rules starting from 00.01 on 18 March 2020 and ending 11.59 on 16 April 2020. This relaxation applies solely to drivers involved in the supply of food and other essential products to supermarkets, which includes the movement of such goods from importers, manufactures and suppliers to distribution centres. It does not apply to drivers undertaking deliveries directly to consumers. Updated guidance has also been issued in respect of the rules for lorry, bus and coach drivers on how many hours they can drive, exemptions from the rules, and when the rules can be relaxed temporarily.
Category: Employment » Working time. Keyword(s): Transport; Coronavirus. Area(s) of law: Employment; Transport.
Source: Department for Transport.

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