Enforcement measures Covid-19

Enforcement measures Covid-19 (Corona) counter measures

(Latest update: 21.04.20 - 15:30)

Following the important number of notifications of temporary exceptions received in relation to driving and rest times justified by the COVID-19 outbreak, the European Commission has compiled this information in a separate table, please click here for the table. This table will be updated on a regular basis. 

Furthermore, information can be found on the IRU website, please click here, which is frequently updated with the latest information on freight and passenger transport. 

Click here for a link in order to check the different national derogations. Source: Trans.info.  

The information in the table here below is as up to date as possible, but the information on the European Commission website is leading.

   
 

 

Country code

Period of operation

Measures taken

PL

17.04-31.05.20

The Polish Ministry of Infrastructure has relaxed rules on driving and rest times from 17 April to 31 May. Relaxations apply to drivers performing national and international road transport of goods and persons, and are as follows:

Derogation to article 14.1 of the Regulation EC No. 561/2006

- the daily driving time may not exceed 11 hours (derogation of Article 6 (1)),

- the weekly driving time may not exceed 60 hours (derogation of Article 6 (2)),

- the total driving time over the next two weeks may not exceed 96 hours (derogation of Article 6 (3)),

- after a driving period of five and a half hours, the driver is entitled to a continuous break of at least forty-five minutes (derogation of Article 7),

- if a driver makes this choice, he can also use the regular weekly rest period in the vehicle, provided he has adequate sleeping facilities for each driver and the vehicle is stationary (derogation from Article 8 (8)).

Temporary derogations from the application of the provisions apply to drivers performing transport of goods by road, whereas, drivers performing passenger transport are subject to the above-mentioned derogations, only in the case of transport carried out in connection with the return of citizens to their countries of residence.

According to the notification agreed with the European Commission:

- the drivers referred to above must indicate, on the back of the analogue tachograph record sheet or the digital tachograph printout, the derogation cases

- the use of temporary derogations must not cause deterioration of drivers' working conditions and road safety levels.

BE

12.04-31.05.20

Essential goods including food for human consumption, medicines, medical equipment and fuel.

- Art. 6(2): replacement of the maximum weekly driving limit of 56 hours with one of 59 hours;

- Art. 6(3): replacement of the maximum fortnightly driving limit of 90 hours with one of 96 hours;

- Art. 8(6): postponement of a weekly rest period up to seven-24 hours period.

- Art. 8(6): possibility of taking two consecutive reduced weekly rest periods of at least 24 hours provided that:

 - the driver takes at least four weekly rest periods in these four consecutive weeks, of which at least two shall be regular weekly rest periods and;

- the compensation for a reduced weekly rest periods should be taken before the end of the fourth week following the week in question.

All transport of goods

-Art. 8(8): possibility for the driver to take the regular weekly rest in the vehicle, as long as it has suitable sleeping facilities for each driver and the vehicle is stationary.

NL

07.04-31.05.20

National transport performed in subsectors which are crucial for supplying pharmacies, supermarkets and other food shops.

- Art. 6(1): replacement of the maximum daily driving limit of 9 hours with one of 11 hours; - Art. 6(2): replacement of the maximum weekly driving limit of 56 hours with one of 58 hours; - Art. 6(3): replacement of the maximum fortnightly driving limit of 90 hours with one of 96 hours; - Art. 8(6): postponement of a weekly rest period up to seven 24-hour periods.

LU

15.04-31.05.20

All transport of goods

- Art. 6(1): replacement of the maximum daily driving limit of 9 hours with one of 11 hours no more than three times a week;

- Art. 6(3): replacement of the maximum fortnightly driving limit of 90 hours with one of 96 hours;

- Art. 8(6): postponement of a weekly rest period up to seven 24-hour periods, with a compensation in the following week.

- Art. 8(8): possibility for the driver to take the regular weekly rest in the vehicle, as long as it has suitable sleeping facilities for each driver and the vehicle is stationary

UK

22.04-31.05.20

All transport of goods in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

- Art. 6(1): replacement of the maximum daily driving limit of 9 hours with one of 11 hours; OR

- Art 8(6): Postponement of the requirement to start a weekly rest period after six-24 hours periods, for after seven 24 hours period; although two regular weekly rest periods or a regular and a reduced weekly rest period will still be required within a fortnight;

 - Art. 6(2): replacement of the maximum weekly driving limit of 56 hours with one of 60 hours;

- Art. 6(3): replacement of the maximum fortnightly driving limit of 90 hours with one of 96 hours;

 - Art. 8(1): Reduction of the daily rest requirements from 11 to 9 hours; - Art. 9(1): Allowing the use of the ferry/train derogation when on a reduced daily rest of 9 hours.

IE

17.04-31.05.20

All transport of goods

- Art. 6(3): the fortnightly driving limit is lifted from 90 hours to 112 hours;

- Art. 8(4): possibility to take five reduced daily rest periods between any two weekly rest periods;

- Art. 8(6): In any two consecutive weeks drivers must continue to take at least two regular weekly rest periods, or one regular weekly rest period and one reduced weekly rest period of at least 24 hours but in this case no compensation is required for the reduced weekly rest period.

- Art. 8(8): possibility for the driver to take the regular weekly rest in the vehicle, as long as it has suitable sleeping facilities for each driver and the vehicle is stationary

RO

17.04-31.05.20

All transport of goods

- Art. 6(1): replacement of the maximum daily driving limit of 9 hours with one of 11 hours;

- Art. 7: replacement of the minimum daily breaks requirements by imposing a break of 45 minutes after 5 and a half hours

- Art. 8(1): Reduction of the daily rest requirements from 11 to 9 hours; - Art. 8(6): postponement of a weekly rest period up to seven 24-hour periods.

CZ

18.04-31.05.20

All transport of goods

- Art. 6(1): replacement of the maximum daily driving limit of 9 hours with one of 11 hours;

- Art. 6(2): replacement of the maximum weekly driving limit of 56 hours with one of 60 hours;

- Art. 6(3): replacement of the maximum fortnightly driving limit of 90 hours with one of 100 hours;

 - Art. 8(1): Reduction of the daily rest requirements from 11 to 9 hours; - Art. 8(6): postponement of a weekly rest period from six to seven 24-hour period;

 - Art. 8(8): possibility for the driver to take the regular weekly rest in the vehicle, as long as it has suitable sleeping facilities for each driver and the vehicle is stationary.

HU

20.04-31.05.20

All transport of goods

- Art. 6(1): replacement of the maximum daily driving limit of 9 hours with one of 11 hours;

 - Art. 6(2): replacement of the maximum weekly driving limit of 56 hours with one of 60 hours;

 - Art. 6(3): replacement of the maximum fortnightly driving limit of 90 hours with one of 105 hours;

- Art. 7: replacement of the minimum daily breaks requirements by imposing a break of 45 minutes after 5 and a half hours;

- Art. 8(2): Reduction of the daily rest requirements from 11 to 9 hours; - Art. 8(6): reduction of the regular weekly rest period from 45 hours to 24 hours, provided that the reduction shall be compensated by an equivalent period of rest taken en bloc before the end of the third week following the week in question OR

- Art. 8(6): postponement of a weekly rest period from six to seven 24-hour period.

 

 

 

       

 

Published on
18/03/2020 - 11:00

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