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Sites Where HGV Drivers Can Get A Covid-19 Test

Sites Where HGV Drivers Can Get A Covid-19 Test

The department of transport has listed sites where HGV drivers can get a Covid-19 Test and also check that their paperwork is in order before embarking on their journey.

A Free COVID-19 test is available for drivers and crew at the advice sites marked below.

Find your nearest haulier advice site

Haulier advice sites have been set up at motorway service stations and truck stops. Most haulier advice sites are open between 6am and 9.30pm, 7 days a week.

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

Before Starting A Journey

As of the 1st January 2021, HGV drivers must have a KAP (Kent Access Permit) to travel through Kent to the Port of Dover or the Eurotunnel and on to the EU.

The permit helps manage traffic by confirming drivers have the right documents for EU import controls.

You do not need KAP if your vehicle is below 7.5 Tons or leaving from a different port other than Dover or Eurotunnel.

Each permit is valid for 24 hours. You need a new permit each time your HGV leaves Great Britain.

Drivers and Crew must have tested negative for coronavirus (COVID-19) up to 72 hours before you cross the border into France.

Get tested before entering Kent to avoid delays.

What you’ll need

You will need:

  • the expected date and time of arrival of the HGV in Kent
  • the registration number (front number plate) of the HGV

To get a KAP, you will have to confirm which documents you have already. Before you start, check whether you have:

  • an EU import document with a barcode (for example from an import declaration or Transit Accompanying Document)
  • Admission Temporaire/Temporary Admission (ATA) or Transport Internationaux Routiers (TIR) carnets

Use the service even if you do not need these documents, or you’re planning to collect them while travelling to the border. The service will tell you if you do not have a document you need.

If you’re carrying specialty, restricted, or controlled goods

You’ll need to confirm you have additional documents if you’re transporting:

  • live animals
  • animal products
  • fish products
  • plants
  • other specialty, restricted, or controlled goods

Apply for a Kent Access Permit online

To get your permit, you will have to:

  • confirm you have the correct customs and export documents before the HGV travels
  • complete a self-assessment to confirm you meet EU import requirements

It takes around 5 minutes.

Apply Here

I hope you found this article “Sites where HGV drivers can get a covid-19 test” useful if you have had any experiences getting tested, or traveling abroad leave a comment below.

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