Relaxation of Tachograph periodic inspection dates

On 3 April 2020 DVSA temporarily extended the validity of all tachograph calibration certificates for 3 months to relieve urgent pressures within the tachograph and vehicle maintenance industry.
All certificates were extended for 3 months to ensure that demand for tachograph calibrations remained within industry capacity. Since then, EU measures have been introduced to extend the validity of certificates for 6 months when they expire from 1 March 2020 to 31 August 2020.

Given this, all tachograph calibration and inspection certificates which are listed as expiring
between 1 March 2020 to 31 August 2020, are extended by 6 months from the date the calibration was originally due.

DVSA considers that there will be sufficient capacity by 1 September 2020 to carry out
calibrations normally due from this date, in addition to calibrations covered by EU measure
that are taking place 6 months later than usual. Consequently, all tachograph calibration
certificates issued from 1 September 2018 must be calibrated within the usual two-year

Extract taken from DVSA Approved Tachograph Centre Special Notice 02-20