Welcome to AN, I see this is your first post. Since you posted under General Nursing Discussion and not for a specific state or country. I am not familiar with NMC or what poll they took. However, it is your responsibility as a nurse to renew licenses in a timely manner. In my state they do not send a reminder. In fact, I do not get a reminder to renew my driver's license either. So as a professional it is your responsibility to renew all certifications (CPR/BLS, etc). Good luck, you will probably not gather any sympathy on this board.