Latest Updates in Transport

June 9th, 2020
Latest Updates in The UK Transport

Coronavirus: changes to road transport rules

The Department for Transport and the Senior Traffic Commissioner have published many updates in respect of interim operations/regulations, as well as there being deferments in respect of MOT testing.

Here is the summary of the latest updates issued by Government:

For more information please click HERE.

Breaking news on holiday pay

A worker has the same holiday entitlement, regardless of whether they are on sick leave, maternity leave, parental leave and adoption leave, and other types of statutory leave. A worker may request a holiday at the same time they are on sick leave but cannot be required to take it while off sick.

Furloughed Workers can CONTINUE to accrue statutory holiday entitlements, and any additional holiday provided for under their employment contract. Workers on furlough can take holidays without disrupting their furlough.

Where it has not been reasonably practicable for the worker to take some or all of the 4 weeks’ holiday due to the effects of coronavirus, the untaken amount may be carried forward into the following 2 leave years.

The new measures of UK Travel Quarantine

The new rules came into force on Monday 8th June. Everyone arriving in the UK needs to isolate for 2 weeks, to stop the spread of Coronavirus. However, there are few exemptions and rules.

  1. Residents or visitors traveling to the UK on or after 8 June must provide journey and contact details. 
  2. Self-isolate in the place you’re staying in for your first 14 days in the UK
  3. You don’t need to complete the form or self-isolate if you are traveling from Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, where you stayed for at least 14 days. The new rules also do not apply if you are one of the key workers or diplomats. The full list of people that do not have to follow the new rules is here.
  4. If you don’t provide accurate contact details or fail to self-isolate you might be fined between £100 and £3200.

The government has provided extensive guidance on the new rules, which can be found here. 

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