We have this evening (27/07/20) been informed by JAUPT that DVSA have updated the Gov.uk to reflect some recent changes to regulations based on the review/consultation about amendments to Driver CPC.
The main changes are:
We will, of course, keep you updated as we read the in-depth guidance that has accompanied this announcement.
The Government has produced a poster "FIVE STEPS TO SAFER WORKING TOGETHER" which employers may wish to display to demonstrate that they are complying with official guidance.
On 31 March 2020 DVSA gave notice that, subject to review, enforcement action would not be taken against drivers from 1 September 2020 to 30 September 2020 if their DQC expired during this period. This would have allowed up to an additional 29 days to complete periodic CPC training, due to COVID-19 disruption.
As there are now enough periodic training courses available, this notice has been rescinded and enforcement action will be carried out from September in relation to DQCs expiring after 31 August.
If your DQC expires from 1 September 2020, you must not drive until it is renewed.
Our Members are now able to deliver online, instructor-led CPC courses, please get in touch to find out more.