Welsh driving lessons can restart on 9 November

Driver training and tests to restart in Wales on Monday 9 November

The Welsh Government has confirmed it will be lifting the firebreak restrictions in Wales from Monday 9 November. You can restart taking your pupils out on lessons on this date.

All practical tests will also restart on 9 November in Wales. This includes:

  • Car
  • Car and trailer
  • Motorcycle module 1 and 2
  • Vocational tests including Driver CPC module 4
  • Tractor tests
  • ADI part 2 and 3
  • ADI standard checks

At least two windows on opposite sides of the car must be open throughout the test. Any combination of windows can be opened, for example, one from the front and back. Your pupils are advised to wear clothing suitable for the weather.

All categories of theory test will restart in Wales on 9 November including ADI part 1 tests.

Because of coronavirus, you must clean the inside of your car before your test. This means:

  • Tidying any unnecessary items away from the dashboard, footwells, door pockets, cup holders and seats.
  • Wiping down the dashboard and car controls

The examiner will do an additional clean of some surfaces.

Your pupils must bring and wear a face covering for their practical and theory tests, unless they have a good reason not to.

As the UK government has announced further national restrictions in England, DVSA is pausing its plans to open up waiting rooms in England until after 2 December. DVSA will assess feedback from instructors, customers and examiners from the waiting rooms opened as part of the initial rollout to see how it can safely open up other waiting rooms in Wales.

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