CSCS card

Information about renewing competency cards during the COVID-19 outbreak

Qualification awarding bodies have made arrangements so people can continue to work during the pandemic.


CSCS has asked all sites to use their discretion for workers whose CSCS cards expire from March 2020 onwards, and who cannot do the CITB HSE tests for renewal.

They have also extended the period you can renew after your card expires, to up to a year from the expiry date.

For more information, see

London Underground

LU has extended all safety on the track certification for work in traffic hours, depots, engineering hours and possession.

All qualifications that expire after 21 March 2020 will be extended until 30 June 2020.

You must carry your expired card with you.


If your SMSTS / SSSTS expires after 15 March 2020, you will be allowed to take a refresher course rather than the full resit course.

This will be reviewed later.

Sentinel (Network Rail)

Network Rail has temporarily extended all Sentinel rail competences and medical certificates by four months (from 23 March 2020).

Please note: there is still zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol on all worksites.

Two comments on “Competency cards during the coronavirus outbreak”

  1. Jo keen

    What can I do if I’ve been offered work but have not got cscs card and can’t book because of covid 19

  2. Zena Wigram

    Hi Jo, would you email our recruitment team at please, and discuss it with them? Thanks

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