Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the drivers’ hours rules: all sectors carriage of goods by road

Temporary relaxation of the EU and GB drivers’ hours rules for drivers carrying goods by road.



The drivers’ hours relaxations apply from 00:01 on Monday 23 March 2020 and will run until 23:59 on Sunday 31 May 2020.

Anyone driving under the EU drivers’ hours rules or the GB drivers’ hours rules and undertaking carriage of goods by road can use the relaxations where necessary. The relaxations are not limited to specific sectors or journeys.

Published 20 March 2020
Last updated 17 April 2020 + show all updates
  1. Extension of the current relaxations, apart for break derogation in EU rules, until 31 May 2020.

  2. This is an update, following a specific review, confirming the continuation of the current temporary relaxation until 21 April 2020 and including a further minor relaxation of the EU drivers’ hours rules.

  3. First published.