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.


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