22/5/2020 – Latest UPDATE: SPA/UKPIA Refresher Extension to be withdrawn on 31st July.

Today the Safety Pass Alliance (SPA) updated their guidance relating to the period within which SPA/UKPIA card holders would be able to attend Refresher course to renew their Safety Passport card.

Covid-19 Update – Safety Passport Grace Period

Further to my email dated 20.03.20 we are now able to provide an update and further guidance on SPA passport expiry dates.

As set out in my March correspondence, a grace period of 3-months (from March 20th) was granted on all SPA passport renewals. This has enabled passport holders with pending renewal dates during that period to go about their daily business without interruption.

I am now writing to inform you that we are extending the grace period until July 31st 2020 and this will continue to cover all SPA accredited passports. However, the date for the grace period, on all SPA passports, including Food, will NOT be further extended and it is therefore vital that passport holders with expiry dates prior to the end of July take action to renew their passport at the earliest opportunity and before the grace period ends.

It is important to stress that this is a fixed grace period rather than a rolling 3-months from the existing expiry date. The following examples will provide clarity:

Passport expiry date of March 20th 2020
– must renew before July 31st 2020

Passport expiry date of July 15th 2020
– must renew before July 31st 2020

I hope this further extension is both clear and helpful.

Tersus Training Services are resuming delivery of our classroom training for SPA/UKPIA Safety Passport delegates from the beginning of June. We are implementing comprehensive social-distancing measures and COVID-19 precautions for the safety of our staff and all those who are planning to attend one of our courses. Please click here for more details

Full details of our Refresher course schedule can be found here

If you need guidance and advice on the status of your Safety Passport card please contact us.

Tel: 01642 680497
Email: trainingadmin@tersusgroup.co.uk

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