All driving tests and lessons suspended in Wales during firebreak lockdown

Tests and lessons will restart again on Monday 9 November.

The Welsh government has announced that from 6pm Friday 23 October until the start of Monday 9 November 2020 driving lessons should not take place.

Your pupils can still have private practice using their own car as long as they and the supervising driver are from the same household and it is part of an essential journey. 

All driving tests in Wales will be suspended from 6pm Friday 23 October and will restart again on Monday 9 November 2020.

This includes theory tests, ADI part 1, 2 and 3 tests and standards checks. Lessons and tests for key workers are also suspended during this time.

DVSA is emailing everyone with a test booked from Saturday 24 October until Saturday 7 November in Wales to let them know it will be rescheduled to a new time and date.

DVSA is emailing candidates with a test booked from Friday 23 October until Monday 9 November in Wales to let them know it has been rescheduled to a new time and date.

If you have booked a test for any of your pupils during these dates, you will receive an email asking them to reschedule their test. You will need to contact your pupil to agree when to reschedule their test to.

If the new time and date isn’t suitable for you or your pupil, you can choose a new time and date on GOV.UK. You will need your pupil‘s driving licence number to do this. Your pupil does not need to pay again to do this.

If your pupils live close to the Welsh border they should not travel out of Wales to take a driving test. If they travel out of Wales to come to their driving test DVSA examiners will not be able to test them.

If you live in Wales but your pupil does not, you will need to follow the Welsh government guidance on traveling and work.  

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