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'We were heroes a couple of months back but that didn't last long,' says HGV driver
23 December 2020, 19:09
This is the moment a HGV driver told Shelagh Fogarty that him and colleagues were considered "heroes" a couple of months ago but not for long.
Paul called in to Shelagh's show to express his view as 5,000 lorries are currently thought to be parked on the M20 and at Manston Airport after the French Government brought in the strict restrictions on Saturday.
The travel ban was eased on Wednesday, but said those seeking entry into the country from the UK must have a negative coronavirus result.
All truck drivers, regardless of nationality, are required to take a lateral flow test which can detect the new strain of Covid-19 and return results in about 30 minutes, the Road Haulage Association (RHA) said.
Paul told Shelagh: "It has absolutely ruined Christmas for a lot of people."
He added: "If anybody can do any help for these guys over the next couple of days, it really would be appreciated."
He later said: "We were heroes a couple of months back. That didn't last long."