End to maintenance schedule relaxations in latest COVID-19 advice update

The traffic commissioners (TCs) have announced an end to maintenance inspection interval relaxations from 1 September 2020. This is covered in the latest updated to their advice for operators during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The traffic commissioners had agreed a risk-based approach during the COVID-19 pandemic where operators unable to access maintenance facilities could extend the usual maintenance intervals for their vehicles. As restrictions begin to lift, the commissioners have taken the decision to end this policy.

The update issued on 30 July 2020 also covers:

an extension of temporary local bus service processes until 4 January 2021
an increase in the notice period for service variations for Local Authorities from 24 hours to 72 hours in England and Scotland
amending a registered local bus service to become a school or works bus service
the use of additional vehicles on services

Read more about the latest updated to the traffic commissioners' COVID-19 advice for operators