If you've attempted a driving test before (and haven't been successful) or it's your first attempt, you NEED to read this!
No, the car driving test isn't changing. However the DVSA have put in place new social distancing and safety precautions in place. Learner drivers and driving instructors need to be fully aware of these changes.
Car driving tests are will restart from the 22nd July 2020 - These driving tests will only for those people who had their driving test cancelled because of the coronavirus to begin with.
ADI Part 2 & Part 3 tests will restart from 22nd July 2020
ADI Part 3 and Standards check restart date hasn't been confirmed
You can apply for an emergency car driving test if you are a critical worker. Apply for an emergency driving test. Key worker and need driving lessons? Call our key worker hotline on 0116 4300136 or you can book your driving lessons here
Currently you cannot book a new driving test. Driving tests will be prioritised for those people who's driving test was cancelled due to the coronavirus.
If your driving test was cancelled, DVSA will send you an email inviting you to book and choose your preferred date and time.
You can sign up for email alerts to find out when you can book a driving test.
DVSA has introduced social distancing and safety precautions.
You will need to remove your face covering briefly so the driving examiner can check your ID.
The Gov.uk website tells you how to wear and make a cloth face covering.
You must bring and wear a face covering when attending your driving test, unless you have a good reason not to. This includes if:
You need to say if you a good reason not to wear a mask when booking your driving test appointment.
You can carry on if you make a mistake on the driving test.
If you make a serious or dangerous fault, which results in a fail, your driving examiner will direct you back to the driving test centre. This is to minimise the amount of time you need to spend in the vehicle.
You must not come for your driving test if:
You have to stay home (self-isolate).
Change your driving test appointment if you need to self-isolate on the day of your driving test.
You can do this free of charge if you’re self-isolating, including if you do it at short notice (within 3 clear working days of the test).
If you’re clinically extremely vulnerable, you should have received a letter telling you that you’re in this group or have been told by your GP.
DVSA recommends that you take your driving test after 1 August 2020, when shielding will be paused.
Driving lessons were set to restart from 4th July 2020. However, Leicester has gone back into lockdown so we expect to resume driving lessons late July.
To reserve your place get in touch.