Driving tests cancelled
Driving tests cancelled across the UK in a bid to stop the spread of Coronavirus.
See my page on Coronavirus driving lesson news for the latest updates including how to book emergency driving tests if you’re a key worker.
The DVSA announced this on March 20th 2020. See this page for full details direct from the DVSA.
There are exceptions for key/critical workers such as those working in:
- health and social care
- education and childcare
- key public services
- local and national government
- food and other necessary goods
- public safety and national security
- utilities, communication and financial services
There are no firm details yet on when these emergency tests will be available.
Please show compassion and understanding towards the DVSA as they are in just as tough a spot as everyone else at the moment.
Driving instructors are working our best to provide driving lessons but it’s not yet clear whether this will be possible. Please respect your driving instructors choice in this matter as their health and the well being of their and your family comes before anything.
Theory tests cancelled
Theory tests are also suspended up until May 8th 2020.
This is due to theory test centres being rooms full of people which is not safe at the moment due to the risk of spreading the virus.
If your theory test is due to expire then unforunately you will need to pay to take a new test.
For legal reasons the theory test expiry date cannot be extended.
ADI driving tests cancelled
It’s not known if an extension will be in place for expiry dates for taking ADI tests because they have other things to focus on for now.
Unless you are in dire need to pass your ADI tests I recommend contacting the DVSA once things have settled down which could be a while.