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So when can we start teaching again, and when will practical and theory tests resume?

Continuing national lockdown in England

The government has published its roadmap of 4 steps out of the current lockdown in England.

In its roadmap the Government set out that driving tests and theory tests in England will restart (as part of step 2) no earlier than 12 April 2021.

DVSA is working closely with the government and will provide more information as soon as we are able to do so on motorcycle, vocational and other tests, lessons and training.

Driver, rider and vocational tests booked up to 8 March

To give us the time we need to work with government and the driver and rider training industry to confirm restart plans, we’re rescheduling all driving, riding and vocational tests booked between 25 February and up to and including 8 March.

We'll email the candidates affected by this with a new date and time for their test. If it’s not suitable, they can change it at

Motorcycle and vocational tests booked by trainers will be cancelled and refunded as usual.

If you booked a test for any of your pupils, you’ll receive the email to let you know it has been rescheduled. You’ll need to give your pupil the new details.

In the meantime, the mobile emergency worker service for driving tests will still be available. You can still teach any of your pupils with one of these tests booked.

We thank you for your patience as we finalise more detailed plans for the safe resumption of training and testing in England.

Theory Tests booked up to 8 March

We will also email anyone with a theory test booked between 25 February and up to and including 8 March and ask them to reschedule their test at

If you booked your pupil’s theory test, you’ll need to rearrange it for them at

In the meantime, the mobile emergency worker service for theory tests will still be available.

Driver and rider lessons and CBT

Driver and rider lessons, must not take place until the restrictions are lifted. This includes CBTs, training for ADI part 2 and 3 tests and standards checks.

We are working with government to understand when lessons and CBT can restart, we will provide more information as soon as we are able to.

Driver and rider lessons for your pupils with a confirmed mobile emergency worker test booking can continue.

Scotland and Wales

We’re working with the Scottish Government and Welsh Government, who are setting out similar plans to the UK government. We’ll keep you updated as these develop.

More information

You can find what financial support is available to you on GOV.UK.

Check GOV.UK for the latest about:

  • theory tests

  • driving tests

  • instructor guidance

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