How the tiered lockdown affects driver and rider training


Click the button below to see our table which shows the three tiers of COVID restrictions and their current impact on driver training and testing.

This information is subject to change. The governments in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, as well as metropolitan mayoral authorities and combined authorities have the power to halt testing and training services if stronger lockdown rules are judged necessary. Northern Ireland has suspended driver training and testing until 13 November 2020. Wales will suspend driver training and testing from Friday 23 October 2020.

There might be financial help available if you can’t work. Check with your local authority.

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