Guidance

Haulier advice site locations

Find sites where drivers and crew of HGVs, LGVs and vans can get free COVID-19 tests and border readiness checks before transporting goods to the EU.

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

  • take a COVID test, which they need to cross into France – see list below for sites where testing is available
  • find out about the rules and documents needed to move goods between the UK and EU
  • complete a free border readiness check to ensure they have the correct documentation to cross the EU border
  • get help using the Check an HGV is ready to cross the border service

COVID testing

Drivers and crew of HGVs, LGVs and vans heading to any port crossing to France must display proof of an authorised negative COVID test, conducted within 72 hours prior to travel.

Free COVID testing is available for drivers and crew at the advice sites marked below.

Professional coach drivers who are driving abroad for work can also take a free COVID test at haulier advice sites. They must show proof of identity and be driving abroad for work within 72 hours of the test.

We strongly advise drivers and crew to get a negative test before they travel to Kent or other Channel crossing points.

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.

Testing is available at Manston Airport and Ashford Sevington in Kent, but there is a chance of severe delays.

To avoid delays, get tested at an advice site before you enter Kent.

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 10pm, 7 days a week.

Site COVID testing hours
Beaconsfield 6am to 10pm
Burtonwood (Merseyside) 6am to 10pm
Cannock Roadking No testing
Carlisle Stobart Truck Stop 4am to 10pm
Charnock Richard Services northbound 6am to 10pm
Cherwell Valley 6am to 10pm
Clacket Lane eastbound 24 hours
Cullompton No testing
Doncaster North 6am to 10pm
Donington Park 6am to 10pm
Ferrybridge Services No testing
Fleet southbound 6am to 10pm
Formula Services (Ellesmere Port) No testing
Hartshead Moor (Huddersfield) 6am to 10pm
Heywood Distribution Truck Stop 6am to 10pm
Holyhead Truck Stop No testing
Hopwood Park 4am to 10pm
Junction 38 Services 6am to 10pm
Leicester Forest East northbound 6am to 10pm
Leicester Forest East southbound 6am to 10pm
Lockerbie Truck Stop No testing
Markham Moor No testing
Membury eastbound 6am to 10pm
Orwell Crossing Truck Stop 6am to 10pm, Monday to Sunday
Peterborough 4am to 10pm
Pont Abraham No testing
Reading Eastbound 24 hours
Rothwell Truck Stop 6am to 10pm
Rownhams northbound 24 hours from 16 January 2021
Rugby Stobart Truck Stop 24 hours
Sandbach northbound No testing
Sandbach southbound 6am to 10pm
South Mimms No testing
Stafford northbound 6am to 10pm
Strensham northbound 6am to 10pm
Strensham southbound 6am to 10pm
Sutton Scotney northbound 6am to 10pm
Sutton Scotney southbound 6am to 10pm
Tamworth Services 6am to 10pm
The Stockyard Truckstop Rotherham 6am to 10pm, Monday to Friday
(7am to 11am and 4pm to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday)
Thurrock Services 24 hours
Truck Haven (Carnforth) 6am to 10pm, Monday to Friday
(6am to 11am and 4pm to 10pm, Saturday and Sunday)
Watford Gap northbound No testing
Watford Gap southbound 6am to 10pm
Wetherby Services 6am to 10pm
Woodall northbound 6am to 10pm

Map of haulier advice sites

Map of haulier advice sites

Published 4 November 2020
Last updated 15 January 2021 + show all updates
  1. Clacket Lane eastbound and Orwell Crossing Truck Stop are now offering COVID testing.

  2. Added translation

  3. Added translations.

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

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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.

  8. Added Junction 38 Services advice and information site.

  9. 5 more advice sites are now offering COVID-19 testing: Burtonwood, Fleet southbound, Hopwood Park, Leicester Forest East southbound and Rothwell Truck Stop.

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

  11. Added details of new haulier advice sites.

  12. 39 more haulier information and advice sites open at service and truck stops.

  13. First published.