Guidance

Haulier advice site locations

Find sites where HGV and coach drivers can get free COVID-19 tests and check their documents to transport goods to the EU.

Applies to England, Scotland and Wales

At the Department for Transport’s haulier advice sites, drivers and crew of HGVs, LGVs, coaches and vans can:

COVID-19 testing

Hauliers who enter England from abroad need to take tests if they are in England for 2 days or longer.

Hauliers travelling from England should check foreign travel advice for any COVID-19 entry requirements for the countries they are travelling 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.

Site COVID-19 testing hours Information and advice operational hours
Burtonwood (Merseyside) 6am to 10pm No border readiness support
Cambridge Services 6am to 10pm No border readiness support
Carlisle Stobart Truck Stop 6am to 10pm 6am to 10pm
(8am to 8pm on weekends)
Charnock Richard Services northbound No testing 6am to 10pm
(8am to 10pm on weekends)
Cherwell Valley 6am to 10pm 6am to 10pm
(8am to 8pm on weekends)
Clacket Lane eastbound 6am to 10pm No border readiness support
Cobham Services 24 hours No border readiness support
Doncaster North 6am to 10pm No border readiness support
Donington Park 6am to 10pm 6am to 10pm
(8am to 8pm on weekends)
Essex Arena 24 hours No border readiness support
Hartshead Moor (Huddersfield) 6am to 10pm No border readiness support
Holyhead No testing 6am to 10pm
(closed at weekends)
Hopwood Park 6am to 10pm 6am to 10pm
(8am to 8pm on weekends)
Keele southbound 6am to 10pm 6am to 10pm
(8am to 8pm on weekends)
Leicester Forest East southbound 6am to 10pm 6am to 10pm
(8am to 8pm on weekends)
Lockerbie Truck Stop No testing 6am to 10pm (closed at weekends)
Membury eastbound 6am to 10pm 6am to 10pm
(8am to 8pm on weekends)
Peterborough 6am to 10pm
(Busy – you may experience delays)
6am to 10pm
(8am to 8pm on weekends)
Reading Eastbound 24 hours No border readiness support
Rothwell Truck Stop 6am to 10pm No border readiness support
Rugby Stobart Truck Stop 24 hours
(Busy – you may experience delays)
6am to 10pm
(8am to 8pm on weekends)
South Mimms 6am to 10pm 6am to 10pm
(8am to 8pm on weekends)
Stafford northbound No testing 6am to 10pm
(8am to 8pm on weekends)
Thurrock Services No testing (8am to 8pm on weekends)
Truckhaven (Carnforth) 6am to 10pm 6am to 10pm
(closed at weekends)
Wetherby Services 6am to 10.00pm 6am to 10pm
(8am to 8pm on weekends)

Haulier advice sites aboard ferries

Hauliers can also get advice about the rules and documents needed to move goods between the UK and EU on the following ferry routes.

Ferry Route Ferry Operator Days when advice site is active
Harwich to Hook of Holland Stena Line Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Portsmouth to Caen Brittany Ferries Monday, Thursday and Friday
Dover to Calais DFDS Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Dover to Dunkirk DFDS Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Newhaven to Dieppe DFDS Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Hook of Holland advice site

There is also a haulier advice site located in the Hook of Holland port.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday from 6am to 10pm

Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 8pm.

Published 4 November 2020
Last updated 26 November 2021 + show all updates
  1. The following sites have now closed: Barton Park, Beaconsfield, Birchanger Green, Cornwall Services, Ferrybridge Services, Fleet southbound, Heywood Distribution Truck Stop, Leicester Forest East northbound, Michaelwood South, Tamworth Services and the Stockyard Truckstop Rotherham.

  2. The following sites will now close permanently on 26 November at 10pm: Barton Park, Beaconsfield, Birchanger Green, Cornwall Services, Ferrybridge Services, Fleet southbound, Heywood Distribution Truck Stop, Leicester Forest East northbound, Michaelwood South, Tamworth Services and the Stockyard Truckstop Rotherham.

  3. The following sites will close permanently on 24 November at 10pm: Barton Park, Beaconsfield, Birchanger Green, Cornwall Services, Ferrybridge Services, Fleet southbound, Heywood Distribution Truck Stop, Leicester Forest East northbound, Michaelwood South, Tamworth Services and the Stockyard Truckstop Rotherham.

  4. Normal service resumed at Essex Arena and Thurrock Services.

  5. Haulier advice is now available on some cross-Channel ferry routes and at the Hook of Holland port.

  6. Essex Arena is closed from 6am on 6 November until 8am on 8 November 2021. Free 24-hour testing for COVID-19 is available at Thurrock Services from 6am on 6 November until 8am on 8 November 2021.

  7. Normal service resumed at Essex Arena and Thurrock Services.

  8. Essex Arena is closed from 6.30am on 23 October until 8am on 25 October. Free 24-hour testing for COVID-19 is available at Thurrock Services from 5am on 23 October until 8am on 25 October 2021.

  9. Keele southbound open for COVID-19 testing and border readiness support from 12pm, Thursday 2 September.

  10. COVID-19 testing and border readiness support ended at Sandbach north and southbound Tuesday 31 August.

  11. Upcoming changes to COVID-19 testing at Essex Arena, Keele, Sandbach and Thurrock services.

  12. Updated COVID-19 testing hours, and added information and advice operational hours.

  13. The haulier advice and information site at Watford Gap southbound has closed.

  14. The haulier advice and information site at Watford Gap southbound will close at 10pm on 23 May 2021.

  15. Michaelwood South is open for COVID-19 testing only from 6am until 10pm.

  16. The following haulier advice and information sites have closed: Formula Services, Junction 38 Penrith, Strensham Northbound, Sutton Scotney Northbound and Watford Gap Northbound. The following haulier advice and information sites now offer COVID-19 testing only: Beaconsfield, Cullompton, Fleet Southbound, Hartshead Moor, Heywood Distribution Truck Stop, Leicester Forest East Northbound, Orwell Crossing Truck Stop, Sandbach Northbound, Sutton Scotney Southbound, The Stockyard Truck Stop Rotherham and Woodall Northbound

  17. Barton Park and Cornwall Services are open for COVID-19 testing only from 6am until 10pm.

  18. Leicester Forest East northbound has reopened.

  19. Leicester Forest East northbound is closed until 9am on 23 April 2021.

  20. Leicester Forest East northbound is closed until 6pm on 22 April.

  21. You no longer need a Kent Access Permit (KAP) to enter Kent.

  22. The haulier advice site at the Holyhead Truck Stop has closed. It will reopen further along Parc Cybi Road at an HMRC facility on 13 April 2021 at 2pm. COVID-19 testing will not be available at the site.

  23. Cannock Roadking, Markham Moor and Pont Abraham sites are now closed.

  24. COVID-19 testing is no longer offered at Thurrock Services.

  25. Essex Arena is open for 24-hour COVID-19 testing only.

  26. Pease Pottage is open from 5am until 9pm for COVID-19 testing only.

  27. COVID-19 testing no longer available at Charnock Richard Services Northbound, Junction 38 Services, Stafford Northbound, Strensham Northbound, Strensham Southbound and Sutton Scotney Northbound.

  28. Cobham Services is open for 24-hour COVID-19 testing.

  29. Baldock Services is open for 24-hour COVID-19 testing only.

  30. Birchanger Green is open for 24-hour COVID-19 testing.

  31. Hauliers now need a negative COVID-19 test result before travelling to Germany, as well as France, Denmark and the Netherlands.

  32. Added translation

  33. Added warning to expect delays at busiest information and advice sites.

  34. South Mimms has been opened for 24 hour testing.

  35. Changed closing time for haulier COVID-19 testing sites to 9.30pm; this is because it takes half an hour for tests to be processed.

  36. Cullompton, Sandbach northbound and Ferrybridge services added to list of haulier advice sites that offer COVID testing.

  37. Orwell Crossing Truck Stop hours updated to begin at 4am.

  38. Hauliers need a negative COVID-19 test result before travelling to France, Denmark and the Netherlands.

  39. Clacket Lane eastbound and Orwell Crossing Truck Stop are now offering COVID testing.

  40. Added translation

  41. Added translations.

  42. Strensham Southbound, Stafford Northbound and Strensham Northbound sites are now offering COVID testing.

  43. 7 more haulier advice and information sites are now offering COVID testing: Charnock Richard Services northbound, Truck Haven (Carnforth), the Stockyard Truckstop Rotherham, Woodall northbound, Leicester Forest East northbound, Beaconsfield and Sutton Scotney northbound.

  44. Rownhams northbound is offering COVID-19 testing from 6am until 10pm.

  45. Eight new haulier advice sites are now offering testing: Heywood Distribution Truck Stop, Thurrock Services, Hartshead Moor (Huddersfield), Formula Services (Ellesmere Port), Sandbach Southbound, Cherwell Valley, Membury Eastbound and Junction 38 Services.

  46. Added Junction 38 Services advice and information site.

  47. 5 more advice sites are now offering COVID-19 testing: Burtonwood, Fleet southbound, Hopwood Park, Leicester Forest East southbound and Rothwell Truck Stop.

  48. Sites where HGV drivers can get a free COVID test before travelling to France.

  49. Added details of new haulier advice sites.

  50. 39 more haulier information and advice sites open at service and truck stops.

  51. First published.