Driving tests suspended for up to 3 months

Announcement from the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency

Driving tests suspended for up to 3 months – tests for critical workers to continue and be prioritised

We are suspending driving tests for up to 3 months from Saturday 21 March 2020 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
– 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 them.

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

Out of pocket expenses

If a 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 and will let you know if we need to cancel any more tests.

See also: Theory tests cancelled for 4 weeks

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