Driving tests: Are driving tests cancelled in lockdown?

Driving tests: Are driving tests cancelled in lockdown?

People are only supposed to leave the house for four reasons. They are for infrequent shopping for basic necessities like food or medicine; for one form of exercise a day; for a medical need or to take care of the vulnerable; to go to work, but only if that can’t be done from home.

Are driving tests cancelled in lockdown?

Driving tests and lessons are not considered essential tasks by the Government in a lockdown.

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has cancelled driving tests except those for critical workers.

Those key workers include those 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, transport and those in utilities, communication and financial services.

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Critical workers wishing to book an emergency theory or driving test should email the DVSA.

They must send a photo or a scanned image of a valid ID such as as a work ID badge.

If they do not have an ID badge, they can send an email from a work email address, evidence from their employer – such as an email or scanned document including company letterhead – a scan of their payslip

This is not an exhaustive list and evidence will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

They also need to tell the DVSA their telephone number, preferred test location, the type of driving test (car, car and trailer, motorcycle, lorry, bus or coach), driving licence number,

the driving test reference number (if they have one), and their theory test certificate number.

Published at Wed, 25 Mar 2020 14:43:00 +0000