Frequently Asked Questions Regarding COVID-19
Following the unprecedented situation of covid-19 we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions to assist our customers.
Applying for your provisional HGV/PCV licence- Do you still need a medical?
Yes, anyone applying for a first HGV/PCV licence (or C1/D1 if they passed the car test after 1996) needs a D4 medical.
Renewing your HGV/PCV Licence at 45 or over- Do you still need a medical?
DVLA have confirmed that they will accept and process any D4 medicals submitted in the usual way so our medical advice is that you undertake a medical to ensure your application will be accepted in the first instance.
DVLA announced in April 2020 that anyone renewing their HGV/PCV licence between 1st Jan- 31st Dec 2020 can apply for a 12 month licence without undertaking a medical, but if you have a notifiable condition it is unclear on what action DVLA will take. We expect a D4 medical will still be required anyway so we advise you to undertake a D4 medical when renewing your licence. We will update this page when DVLA release further information on this matter. More info here: https://www.gov.uk/renew-lorry-bus-coach-licence/45-or-over.
Are D4Drivers providing medicals?
Yes!- We have resumed providing medicals but only at a limited capacity. You can book online at https://www.d4drivers.uk/book-now/. If you do not see a clinic suitable please keep checking in as we get more clinics online.
What PPE measures are in place?
All our Doctors are wearing protective mask and gloves for clinics, replacing gloves for every medical they carry out. Masks are also provided for customers. Customers must wait in the car (or outside the venue respecting distancing measures) prior to your appointment, our Doctor will ring you by phone inviting you into the clinic venue, minimising the number of customers in the clinic at one time.
What can you do to help D4Drivers?
Unfortunately a number of venues we previously used to run clinics have closed for the foreseeable future so if you know of any local clinical or meeting room settings which are open for key workers, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org, this could mean the difference in D4Drivers running a clinic in your area.
How can you book a medical with D4Drivers?
Use our online booking portal: https://www.d4drivers.uk/book-now/, our call centre is currently closed.
Please see our FAQ's section for more information, any other queries you might have and to download a D4 form if required.
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All driver medicals are carried out by our Doctors in accordance with current DVLA Group 2 guidelines. All of our Doctors hold full registration with the GMC (General Medical Council).
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