The main changes involve the registration of local bus services and are:

  • Services operating under a temporary variation can continue doing so until 31 March 2022 (previously 31 December 2021)
  • No new temporary variations using the shortened process can be accepted for services in England and Wales from 1 January 2022, and from 1 February 2022 for services registered in Scotland
  • Operators of coach services that are registered as local services are encouraged to work with local authorities notice periods, and submit changes to the traffic commissioners applying for short notice dispensation if appropriate

Full details can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/advice-heavy-goods-and-public-service-vehicle-operators-covid-19

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