Where can HGV drivers get Covid-19 tests?


Many of the Department for Transport’s haulier advice sites, which were set up to help prepare for border readiness during the Brexit transition period, now offer free Covid-19 tests for drivers and crew of HGVs, LGVs, coaches and vans. 

Details of the haulier advice sites, located at truck stops and service stations, have been updated on the Government’s website to identify which operate a 24-hour testing service.

Currently, drivers need a negative test result before travelling to:
•    France
•    Denmark
•    the Netherlands

Drivers are advised that the rules can changes without notice and that they should keep up to date with which countries require tests.
To avoid delays, drivers are advised to get tested at an advice site before entering Kent or travelling to other Channel crossing points.
Professional coach drivers who are driving abroad for work can also take a free COVID-19 test at haulier advice sites.
Drivers and crew using Dover and Eurotunnel will get fast-tracked past queues if they get tested and have a valid Kent Access Permit before arriving in Kent.

How to find your nearest haulier advice site
Haulier advice sites are at motorway service stations and truck stops. Most haulier advice sites are open between 6am and 9.30pm, 7 days a week.

Link to map of sites
Testing service times (as of 30th January):
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

Drivers are advised to visit the Government website for the latest information.