Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Do not meet others, even friends or family.

You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

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Department for Transport (DfT)

  1. Almost £400 million to keep England’s buses running

    Greater funding to keep bus routes running during the coronavirus pandemic.

  2. Legal obligations of drivers and riders

    What you need to do before you can drive a car or ride a motorcycle - driving licence, registering your vehicle, insurance, vehicle tax, MOT

  3. Packaging and transport requirements for patient samples – UN3373

    Guidance on the transport of patient specimens suspected of containing Coronavirus (COVID-19).

  4. 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.

  5. COVID-19: advice for the freight transport industry

    Guidance for the freight transport industry on international travel following government advice for British nationals.

  6. Coronavirus (COVID-19) government-assisted return by air: letter to the airline industry

    The Foreign Secretary and Secretary of State for Transport wrote to airlines about the new government-industry partnership to help stranded British travellers.

  7. Renew or change a lorry or bus licence

    Driving licence renewals - find out when and how to renew your lorry, bus, minibus or coach licence.

  8. Driving disqualifications

    When you can be banned from driving, check when your driving ban ends, reduce your disqualification period, disqualified until you've passed your test, drink-driving offences

  9. Car fuel and CO2 emissions data

    Check fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and vehicle tax bands by make model and registration

  10. The Highway Code

    This Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales.

  11. Learn to drive a car: step by step

    Learn to drive a car in the UK - get a provisional licence, take driving lessons, prepare for your theory test, book your practical test

  12. Apply for an older person's bus pass

    Some older people can get free travel on local buses - contact your council to check your eligibility and apply for a bus pass

  13. Supermarkets to join forces to feed the nation

    Competition laws relaxed to allow supermarkets to work together on coronavirus response.

  14. Creating the transport decarbonisation plan

    Document stating the current challenges and steps to be taken when developing the transport decarbonisation plan.

  15. Annual inspection waiver for tank vehicles

    Notice allowing tank vehicles, with extended roadworthiness test certificates, to remain in service and on our roads without a valid ADR 1(C) certificate.

  16. Critical rail services protected in new deals for GWR and Southeastern

    Vital connections between the South of England and Wales ensured during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

  17. Blue Badge scheme: information from your council

    Blue Badge parking permits let disabled drivers and passengers park nearer to where they're going - find out more about Blue Badges from your council

  18. Child car seats: the law

    The rules for child car seats and booster seats - height, weight, age, type of vehicle, car, minibus, licensed taxi

  19. Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of EU drivers’ hours rules: drivers supplying supermarkets

    Temporary relaxation of the EU drivers’ hours rules for a 30 day period, for drivers supplying supermarkets with food and other essential items.

  20. Drivers' hours: rules and guidance

    Rules for lorry, bus and coach drivers on how many hours you can drive, exemptions from the rules, and when the rules can be relaxed temporarily.