DVSA update – Driving tests suspended for up to 3 months

We are suspending driving tests for up to 3 months from 21 March as there is extended contact between candidates and examiners in vehicles. Motorcycle tests are also being suspended.

We have put in place plans to provide tests for people who provide essential services.

This includes
• car driving tests
• motorcycle tests
• ADI tests and checks
• lorry, coach and bus driving tests

We will get in touch with everyone with a test booked during this time to let them know their test has been suspended and that we will automatically re-book for them.

In addition, all theory tests have been cancelled until Monday 20 April 2020 and refunds will be issued.

Out of pocket expenses

If your test has been suspended with less than 3 days’ notice, you and your pupils will be able to claim out-of-pocket expenses.
We will be monitoring the emerging situation ad we will let you know if we need to cancel any more tests.

A testing service will still be available for critical workers across the UK. Critical workers (as defined by government)who need a test can email us to confirm why they need an emergency test – covid19essentialworkersdrivingtest@dvsa.gov.uk and we will make arrangements for them.

Learner drivers will automatically have their test rebooked and candidates with tests cancelled with less than 3 days’ notice can claim out of pocket expenses using the following LINK

Please click here for a brief FAQ.

These are extraordinary challenges, requiring an extraordinary response, many thanks for your continued support


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