Professional driver requirements

The Government has announced temporary changes to professional driver requirements as part of its response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Driver CPC periodic training

During the coronavirus outbreak, it may be difficult for drivers to complete their periodic training. The Department for Transport has therefore put in place temporary changes to professional driver qualification requirements.

Professional lorry and bus drivers whose Driver Qualification Card (DQC) expires in the period 1 March 2020 to 30 September 2020 can continue driving.

Drivers should continue to carry their expired DQC during this period.

Find out more about the updated guidance.