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As there are now enough periodic training courses available, this notice has been rescinded and enforcement action will be carried out from September in relation to DQCs expiring after 31 August.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.
Normally drivers are required to renew their photocard licence every 10 years, and bus and lorry drivers every 5 years. A new EU regulation has now been introduced which means photocards that expire between 1 February and 31 August 2020 will be automatically extended for a further 7 months from the date of expiry.
The extension only applies to drivers with a photocard driving licence due to expire between 1 February and 31 August 2020.
Drivers will be sent a reminder to renew before their 7 month extension ends.
This extension applies to the photocard. If a driver’s entitlement to drive is due to expire and they wish to continue to hold a valid licence, they will need to renew this entitlement in the normal way.
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