Great to see so many members on our webinar last night, thanks for your questions – if you didn’t get an answer at the time we will endeavour to email you.  For anyone who wasn’t able to join you can view the webinar here.  It has also been shared on Facebook, and it’s on our website.

Some points of clarification arising from the discussion around the return of trainee licences (by cutting them up and emailing a photograph).

  • The advice on is ‘if you are unable to use your licence for any period of time you should return it’. to
  • it takes, literally, seconds to update the system to say that the licence has been ‘returned’.
  • Once the trainee is able to resume teaching people again, PDIs just need to drop DVSA an email and and the Registrar’s team will re-issue the licence and send it out the same day. It’s not a lengthy process.
  • anyone who was issued a licence just before the shut down, is being offered to restart the licence from, currently 8 June, so they will have six months from then instead of three.  Same for those who have a start date in the next few weeks.
  • DVSA say they are doing everything they can to prevent anyone paying now for something they know they can’t use.
  • There are no circumstances where DVSA can offer an extension, people can only apply for a further licence.
  • If you send your pink licence back, as per DVSA advice, please remember to check out your car insurance.  C & A Mackie say that the PDI needs to inform them and they will change their insurance down to social and domestic, unless they are volunteering in which case they would need to change to that.





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