Don’t believe the rumours! Lorry drivers entering the UK from the EU do not have to self-isolate
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Drivers of goods vehicles and other employees of community licence holders for the international carriage of goods are still exempted from border rules in the UK, as the British government already announced 31 July. This exemption hasn’t changed since its publication.
Drivers need to complete the Public Health passenger locator form before they enter the UK, but they do not need to self-isolate.
Drivers need to prove that their travel is part of their job, for example, a letter from their employer, consignment note or their operator’s licence would do.
Recent media news emphasising travellers arriving from Germany, Spain or France to the UK must self-isolate themselves might have led to some misunderstandings. This regulation does not apply to drivers of goods vehicles carrying out international transportation operations.
(But it does apply to drivers returning to the UK from their holiday spent abroad.)