FOLLOWING the outbreak of the Omicron Covid-19 variant and pursuant to Article 14(2) of the retained EU Drivers’ Hours Regulation, the DfT has gained the approval of the Secretary of State for Transport to temporarily relax the enforcement of drivers’ hours regulation in England, Scotland and Wales.
The relaxation of the rules reflects the situation arising from increased absence rates in workforces, including the carriage of goods by road and the supply chains.
The relaxation of the rules applies until 23.59 on 10 February 2022.
The current situation is being kept under review and the DfT reserves the right to withdraw or amend the relaxation if circumstances change.
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