DVSA confirms driving lessons and tests to be postponed in Tier 4 England

DVSA confirms driving lessons and tests to be postponed in Tier 4 England

20/12/2020

As we stated earlier on the Bill Plant Driving School blog, the Prime Minister has announced new Tier 4 restrictions in England to control the spread of coronavirus.

From Sunday 20 December, London, together with parts of the South East and East of England, will enter Tier 4. Tier 4 restrictions will remain in place until the next formal Government review on 30 December.

You can read more about the measures on GOV.UK.

Driving lessons

The Government has confirmed that driving lessons must not take place in areas in Tier 4 from 20 December until the restrictions are lifted.

You must not travel out of a Tier 4 area to take driving lessons or to take a driving test.

Driving tests

The Government has also confirmed that all car driving tests will be suspended in areas in Tier 4 from 20 December until the restrictions are lifted. This includes ADI part 2 and 3 tests and standards checks.

The DVSA will email candidates who are affected by this to let them know we will reschedule their test.

If you have booked a test you will receive an email to let you know it will be rescheduled to a new time and date.

The DVSA will send you an email with the new time and date as soon as possible; they ask pupils to be patient.

Theory tests

All theory tests will be suspended in areas in Tier 4 from 20 December until restrictions are lifted.

The DVSA will email anyone who has booked a test and is affected by this to let them know the theory test is on hold and that they will need to reschedule it by visiting https://www.gov.uk/change-theory-test. This is in line with the Welsh Government’s guidance.

More information

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