Coronavirus Update: Driver hours relaxation extended to 31 May *New Info on Driver Break Times*
As part of the government’s effort to keep supply chains moving throughout the coronavirus outbreak, the Department for Transport has authorised an extension to the existing relaxation of the drivers’ hours rules.
The extension means that the temporary relaxation previously due to end on 21 April will continue until 23:59 on 31 May 2020. This extension does not apply to the previous relaxation on break requirements. This means you must take your break after 4.5 hours in line with the standard drivers hours requirements.
Driver safety remains a priority for the government and drivers should not be expected to drive whilst tired.
Employers remain responsible for the health and safety of their employees and other road users.
Keep up to date with all official government advice on COVID-19 at GOV.UK.