Applications for the renewal of lorry licences during Covid for those 45 or over:

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Applications for the renewal of lorry licences during Covid for those 45 or over:

24 Apr 2020

Normally an application to renew a lorry licence at age 45 or over must include a medical examination report (D4) which is signed by a doctor. However, NHS doctors cannot carry out these examinations so lorry drivers are currently unable to obtain D4 medical reports required to support their application.

So, in these special circumstances, a D4 will not be required when applying to renew a lorry or bus licence until further notice. However, this will only apply if the licence has expired or is due to expire on or after 1 January 2020.  A licence will be issued for a one year period – a new application with D4 will then be required.

See here for more info - Department for Transport – driving licences

Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the drivers’ hours rules - Department for Transport – Drivers’ Hours

For details of service station opening - Highways England – service station opening