Driving lessons and tests suspended in tier 4 areas in England

Driving lessons and tests suspended from 20 December in tier 4 areas in England.

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

ADIs must not travel out of a tier 4 area to give driving lessons or to take a pupil for a test.

The government has also confirmed that all car driving tests and theory 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.

DVSA will email candidates who are affected by this to let them know their test will be rescheduled.

If you have booked a test for any of your pupils you will receive an email to let you know it will be rescheduled to a new time and date. You will need to contact your pupil to let them know.

On Saturday the Prime Minister 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, entered tier 4.

Tier 4 restrictions will remain in place until the next formal Government review on 30 December.

4 thoughts on “Driving lessons and tests suspended in tier 4 areas in England”

  1. what about taking pupils through tier 4 areas on lessons, when they live and have started and finished their lesson in tier 2? (and the adi is tire 2 based)

    1. Hi Neil.
      Good question. I would suspect that the answer is “don’t drive through a tier 4 area” as any driving in those areas must be essential driving only. You may well find yourself being stopped by the police and you having to explain yourself and prove that both instructor and pupil live in a tier 2 area.

      1. Check with your car insurance company because my insurance company will not insure me to give driving lessons if the Government have said that you can’t teach pupils but you will be covered for social driving

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