DVSA Update

Dear Colleagues,

Please find below the latest update from the DVSA;

Continuing national lockdown in England

As a result of the national lockdown in England you should continue to follow Government guidance to stay at home except for essential reasons.

These restrictions in England will remain in place until at least the date of the next review on Monday 15 February 2021.

You can read more about the lockdown measures on GOV.UK

Driving lessons

Driving lessons, must not take place until the restrictions are lifted. This includes ADI part 2 and 3 tests and standards checks.

Driving tests

All driving tests are suspended in England while the restrictions are in place. This includes ADI part 2 and 3 tests and standards checks.

We’ll email candidates affected by this to let them know we will reschedule their test.

If you have booked a test for any of your pupils, you will receive an email to let you know it will be rescheduled to a new time and date. You will need to contact your pupil to let them know.

We’ll send you an email with the new time and date as soon as possible; please ask your pupils to be patient.

If the new time and date is not suitable for you or your pupil, you can choose a different time and date on GOV.UK. You will need your pupil’s driving licence number to do this. Your pupil does not need to pay again to do this.

Theory test

All theory tests will be suspended until the restrictions are lifted.

We will email anyone who has booked a test and is affected by this to let them know their theory test is on hold and that they will need to reschedule it by visiting https://www.gov.uk/change-theory-test.

If you booked your pupil’s theory test you will need to log into the booking system and rearrange their test for a new date and time.

More information

You can find what financial support is available to you on GOV.UK.

Check GOV.UK for the latest about:

  • theory tests
  • driving tests
  • instructor guidance

Yours sincerely


Peter J Harvey MBE

National Chairman



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