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

 

Important: You need a negative test result before you travel to France, Denmark and the Netherlands.

 

Important: HGVs leaving England for France can only cross the Channel with evidence of an authorised negative COVID test that has been conducted within 72-hours before their departure.

 

Important: The government are strongly advising drivers and crew to get negative tests before they travel to Kent or other Channel crossing points.

 

Drivers and crew can get a free COVID-19 test at the sites listed below:

 

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

 

 

After you’ve been tested:

 

  1. You must not leave your vehicle to try and be tested at another site.
  2. Once tested, it will take 40 minutes to get your result.
  3. If your result is negative, you will be directed to your departure point.
  4. If your result is positive, further information will be provided on site and support will be available.

 

For traffic updates, check @KentHighways and Highways England for the latest information.

 

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