Statutory guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advice for Heavy Goods (HGV) and Public Service Vehicle (PSV) Operators

Advice issued to assist the transport industry during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.



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.

Document last updated on 2 July 2020.

Most recent update includes changes to the temporary process for bus registrations in Scotland.

Published 18 March 2020
Last updated 3 July 2020 + show all updates
  1. Advice document updated to include changes to the temporary process for bus registrations in Scotland.

  2. Advice note updated.

  3. Document updated to include futher information around virtual training providers.

  4. Advice document updated.

  5. Document updated with adivce for when a transport manaer is furloughed.

  6. 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.

  7. Document updated to reflect Local Authority notice period for bus registrations.

  8. Maintenance questions updated in advice document.

  9. Advice note updated.

  10. First published.