COVID-19 – Update on Changes to Road Transport Rules

Driver Qualification Card (DQC) Validity

DQCs expiring before 31st August 2020

The validity of DQCs that expire between 1st February 2020 and 31st August 2020 has been extended for 7 months.If the expiry date on your card is within this period, you need to add 7 months to that date to calculate the new expiry date.

The extension will be applied automatically. You do not need to take any action. You must continue to carry your DQC.;

DQCs expiring in September 2020

On 31st March 2020, the DVSA gave notice that, subject to review, enforcement action would not be taken against drivers from 1st September 2020 to 30th 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As there are now enough periodic training courses available, this notice has been rescinded and enforcement action will be carried out from September in relation to DQCs expiring after 31st August.

If your DQC expires from 1st September 2020, you must not drive until it is

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