Driving tests suspended for up to three months

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

This includes

  • Car driving tests
  • Motorcycle tests
  • ADI tests and checks
  • Lorry, coach and bus driving tests

DVSA has put in place plans to provide tests for people who provide essential services.

DVSA will get in touch with everyone with a test booked during this time to let them know their test has been suspended and it will automatically be re-booked.

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

If your test has been suspended with less than three days’ notice, you and your pupils will be able to claim out-of-pocket expenses.

DVSA is monitoring the emerging situation and we will let you know if it needs to cancel any more tests.


3 thoughts on “Driving tests suspended for up to three months”

  1. Anthony Meeson

    I am not able to find any specific recommendations for Driving instructors, as an association are you going to issue further guidance or should each instructor take an individual decision. As a professional I am inclined to stop lessons in order to safeguard my students and my family but if other instructors continue to operate it puts me at a disadvantage but more importantly sends a confused message to students and the public.

  2. Anthony Cooper

    I would like to know if the DIA has contacted the government on our behalf as DIA members to ensure that as self-employed ADI’s we receive the same financial backing that other members of the working community are getting? If not, could I ask as a matter of urgency that the DIA help those of us who are self-employed and have now lost our incomes to back us up as these are extremely worrying times. The self-employed are mainly independent and we receive little in benefits, however, we contribute greatly to society! We pay our taxes and could be considered mini-entrepreneurs who run our own businesses and help keep unemployment levels down. The HRMC knows our incomes and what we have paid into the system, we need help NOW!

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