Further Extension To A Drivers Photocard and Entitlement Validity Period

Previously, DVLA advised that the temporary measure to extend the validity of a driver’s photo card driving licence for seven months also applied to driving entitlement.

This temporary measure has now been extended for a further four months to ensure drivers remain compliant with the law during the Covid-19 pandemic.

This means that drivers whose photo card or entitlement to drive has either expired or is due to expire between 1 February and 31 December 2020 will be extended for a total of 11 months from the date of expiry.

The extension will take effect automatically and the licence holder will not need to take any action. The DVLA will not be updating the driver records to reflect the 11 month extension. Information has been published on the Coronavirus guidance page on GOV.UK today advising drivers of this temporary measure and will help ease the burden on motorists who are unable to renew their licence in the current circumstances. The legal requirement to notify the DVLA of the onset or worsening of a medical condition remains and it will be an offence not to comply.

Hope this helps

PC Steve

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