To recognise that the goods and passenger carrying industries may face significant challenges in the coming months, The Senior Traffic Commissioner has issued temporary guidance to the traffic commissioners on the way they carry out their regulatory duties during this period.
The attached document contains additional advice that will change as the situation develops.
You are advised to regularly check this page to ensure you have the most recent information available to you.
Minor amendments to clarify the dates where local bus services should revert to their pre-pandemic registrations as set out in question 11 and annexes B,C and D.
Updates regarding bus registrations and vehicle maintenance
Updated advice including:
Services operating under a temporary variation can continue doing so until 31 March 2022 (previously 31 December 2021)
No new temporary variations using the shortened process can be accepted in England and Wales from 1 January 2022 (Scotland 1 February 2022)
Operators of coach services that are registered as local services are encouraged to work with local authorities on agreeing changes, and submit changes to the TCs using short notice provision
Updated dates and timings of COVID measures
Updated for changes in temporary variations.
Updates on Period of Grace, bus service registration.
Updates regarding bus registrations, vehicle maintenance and public inquiries.
Adding HTML version of advice note and ODT annex for accessibility purposes.
Updates regarding local bus service registrations, maintenance and recognition of the extended furlough scheme.
Advice note updated to include information for operators on the importance of drivers being properly qualified in certain circumstances for the carriage of school children.
Advice document update.
Advice note updated.
Advice document updated to include changes to the temporary process for bus registrations in Scotland.
Advice note updated.
Document updated to include futher information around virtual training providers.
Advice document updated.
Document updated with adivce for when a transport manaer is furloughed.
Document updated with regards to: vehicles returned to sevice. TMs working from home. Online training. Temporary exemptions application form. Temporary process for local bus service registrations.
Document updated to reflect Local Authority notice period for bus registrations.