The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced plans to restart driver services – that is driving and riding lessons and theory and practical driving tests for all categories of vehicle.
From 4 July, people will be able to take motorcycle compulsory basic training, motorcycle lessons or driving lessons in a car, lorry or bus.
Theory tests will also be available from 4 July. Practical riding and driving tests for motorcyclists and lorry and bus drivers will be available from 13 July, and car practical driving tests from 22 July. The DVSA is introducing a phased approach to resuming practical testing so learners have the opportunity to practise before taking a test.
From 22 July, the DVSA will start testing candidates whose practical tests were postponed when tests were suspended in March. The DVSA will contact these candidates and invite them to choose their preferred location, date and time. New candidates will be able to book practical driving tests once everyone with a suspended practical test has had the opportunity to choose a new time and date.