COVID-19 update: theory test centre locations for critical workers

To help critical workers get an emergency theory test at a location that is more suitable to them, we will be opening an additional 25 theory test centres across the UK.

When applying for an emergency theory test online, candidates will be asked to select their ‘preferred’ test centre. Their theory test will then be booked at the nearest available centre if their preferred location is not available.

Available theory test centre locations

Critical workers will now be able to take a theory test at:

·        Aberdeen·        Edinburgh·        Plymouth
·        Birmingham·        Glasgow·        Portsmouth
·        Bristol·        Guildford·        Slough
·        Cambridge·        Ilford·        Southwark
·        Carlisle·        Leeds·        Mile End A
·        Chelmsford·        Liverpool·        Cardiff
·        Colchester·        Manchester·        Newcastle
·        Eastbourne·        Northampton 
·        Dudley·        Nottingham 

The new locations have been chosen based on critical worker test demand.

Next steps

Theory tests for anyone who is not a key worker have been cancelled up to and including 30 May 2020. We’re keeping the situation under constant review, in line with government guidance, and will provide further information on testing as soon as we can.


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