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Free COVID testing

January 5, 2021
January 5, 2021

In the aftermath of the recent carnage at the port of Dover, multiple free COVID testing sites have been erected for drivers who are heading to France.

With an agreement reached to reopen the border between France and the UK, negative tests must be provided to gain entry. Drivers must now have proof of an authorised negative COVID test – conducted within 72 hours prior to travel.

French authorities will also be conducting similar tests for hauliers entering the UK.

Drivers of HGV’s, light good vehicles and vans will have access to free COVID testing.

Below is the list of the COVID testing sites which are located at motorway service stations and truck stops.

  • Burtonwood (Merseyside)
  • Carlisle Stobart Truck Stop
  • Cherwell Valley
  • Doncaster North
  • Donington Park
  • Fleet southbound
  • Formula Services (Ellesmere Port)
  • Hartshead Moor (Huddersfield)
  • Heywood Distribution Truck Stop
  • Hopwood Park
  • Junction 38 Services
  • Leicester Forest East southbound
  • Membury eastbound
  • Peterborough
  • Reading Eastbound
  • Rothwell Truck Stop
  • Rugby Stobart Truck Stop
  • Sandbach southbound
  • Sutton Scotney southbound
  • Tamworth Services
  • Thurrock Services
  • Truck Haven (Carnforth)
  • Watford Gap southbound

A number of advice sites are also available to drivers around the country for border readiness checks.

For further information on the free testing and advice sites, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/haulier-advice-site-locations#covid-testing