Driving tests in England to resume no earlier than 12 April

The prime minister announced the roadmap out of lockdown yesterday.

DVSA has said that in line with the government’s roadmap announcement driving and theory tests will resume no earlier than 12 April.

The agency said: “DVSA is working closely with the government and will provide more information as soon as we are able to do so on other tests, lessons and training.”

So far, DVSA has rescheduled all driving tests up to, and including, 8 March.

The overall lockdown ‘exit’ plan is divided into four stages with the promise that, after the first stage in March, further lifting of the rules will happen if certain conditions are met, ie the vaccine rollout.

The details can be found on GOV.UK ‘Covid Response – Spring 2021’, with specific reference to driver testing on page 34, item 110:

“Additional premises will be able to reopen but should only be visited alone or with household groups: non-essential retail; personal care premises such as hairdressers, salons and close contact services; and indoor leisure facilities such as gyms and spas (but not including saunas and steam rooms, which are due to open at step 3). Overnight stays away from home in this country will be permitted and self-contained accommodation – those that do not require shared use of bathing, entry/exit, catering or sleeping facilities – can also reopen, though must only be used by members of the same household. The Government will open public buildings such as libraries and community centres. Activities such as driving tests may also resume.

Click here to read the full COVID response document.

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