My licence expires soon. Will it be automatically renewed due to Covid?

I will be 70 on October 8th and will need to renew my licence. I have been told that the licence renewal time has been extended because of Covid (as was the case with MOTs ). Is this correct?

Asked on 24 September 2020 by Brian P

Answered by Georgia Petrie
Yes - if your driving licence or entitlement to drive is due for renewal in 2020, it will be automatically renewed for 11 months following an announcement from the DVLA. In early September, the DVLA told us that drivers whose photocard licence or entitlement (which is what you renew when you turn 70) to drive expire between 1 February and 31 December 2020 have been extended for 11 months from the date of expiry under temporary changes. So, for example, if your licence expires on 8 October 2020, it won't need renewing until 8 September 2021. The full story is here:

You can also see the official announcement here:
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