This conflicted with advice on the DfT’s own website, advising motorists to simply limit their time, keep their distance from others and pay contactless.
The Petrol Retailers Association raised this with the DfT and the organisation has now remedied the advice.
It explained to the PRA that the Easy Read guidance “wrongly oversimplified” the situation.
“To be clear – petrol stations and motorway service areas remain vital in providing a safe place for motorists to stop, refuel and take a short break from driving.
“There has not been a chance in policy on petrol stations.”
PRA chairman Brian Madderson said the organisation was “immensely pleased that the government has listened to our suggestions”.