Driving Tests Postponed

DVSA postpone driving tests

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency have taken the decision to postpone all driving tests until at least 20th April 2020.  This is obviously going to cause some considerable disruption to learner drivers and their instructors.  Candidates who currently have driving tests booked will be contacted directly by the DVSA and issued with an alternative test date. 

The DVSA will continue to monitor and access this situation and will then make a decision based on government advise as to when the test centres should reopen. Your local driving instructors are not involved in this decision-making process and do not have any more information until updates are released.

Book an emergency test if you’re a critical worker

You can still get an emergency test during the suspension period if your work is critical to the COVID-19 response, or you work in a critical sector. These include:

  • health and social care
  • education and childcare
  • key public services
  • local and national government
  • food and other necessary goods
  • public safety and national security
  • transport
  • utilities, communication and financial services

Book an emergency theory test

Email DVSA to ask for an emergency theory test. DVSA will then tell you what you need to send to prove that it’s essential your theory test goes ahead.

Emergency theory tests
[email protected]

Book an emergency driving test

Email DVSA to ask for an emergency driving test. DVSA will then tell you what you need to send to prove that it’s essential your driving test goes ahead.

Emergency driving tests should be arranged by emailing this address: [email protected]

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.

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This page tells you about the driving test and theory test suspensions due to coronavirus (COVID-19). It will be updated if anything changes.

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