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Coronavirus and your theory or driving test

UK driving tests suspended for up to 3 months - tests for critical workers to continue and be prioritised

The DVSA 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

DVSA 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 30th May 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.

Below find the communication quoted below:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for instructors

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.

Please do not bring your pupil to their test if you or your pupil feel unwell.

We (the DVSA) are emailing anyone with a test booked in the next week to let them know what they need to do if they feel unwell.

If you think you might have coronavirus
Follow the latest NHS advice if you think you might have coronavirus. The symptoms of coronavirus are:
– a cough
– a high temperature
– shortness of breath

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need NHS medical help and advises you what to do.

If there’s a chance you could have coronavirus, you might be asked to stay away from other people (self-isolate).

If you or your pupil need to cancel or rearrange a test

We (the DVSA) will rebook your pupil’s test free of charge if it has to be cancelled or changed because of coronavirus. This includes if it’s done at short notice (within 3 clear working days of the test).

Your pupil will need call us to cancel or change on 0300 200 1122 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm). You cannot cancel or change your test online, if it’s because of coronavirus.