• Adrian Fedyk

Updated: Mar 8


Driving Lessons will begin again from April 12th 2021.

Practical and Theory Tests will begin again from 22nd April .

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At this time the population does not have total immunity from COVID-19 and, as yet, although the rollout of the vaccines is progressing extremely well, the virus still has the potential to spread extensively.

All Driving Instructors, therefore, will need to remain alert and make their own risk assessments concerning the provision of a safe system of work. The health and wellbeing of pupils, ourselves and those closest to us must be our primary consideration if we are able to safely work.

I fully support the government and the DVSA and I will follow all advice given.

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  • Adrian Fedyk

From 29th March essential journey guidance is changing in England. This means that learner drivers in England are able to take private practice during non-essential journeys.

The private practice must still be with someone from their own household or support bubble.

Letting pupils know

The DVSA are emailing all theory test and practical test candidates with a test booking to let them know that they can practice driving with someone from their household or support bubble on more than essential journeys.

For pupils with a theory test booked this is a good way for them to put the knowledge and theory they have learnt in to practice. This is particularly important for pupils who learn whilst doing.

For pupils who have a practical test booked this is a good way for them to practice their skills before restarting lessons. DVSA research with learners found that those who had practice with friends and family were 1.4 times more likely to have passed their test compared to those that didn’t have private practice.

There is guidance on getting the most from private practice in the official learning to drive guide available from TSO Shop.

More information

Check GOV.UK for the latest about:

Theory tests

Driving tests

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Updated: Mar 21

The backlog of Theory Tests is currently 380,000

The DVSA has been working with Pearson View before the new service launch in September, and the provision of 10 additional temporary theory test centres will help contribute to an extra 110,000 more tests per month when theory testing restarts.

The aim is to clear the backlog by the end of August. The new booking system opens in July for September bookings.

Driving Test Recovery:

There is currently around a 420,000 backlog on practical tests, with an average of 20 weeks waiting time.

The DVSA is working with PHE and HSE to review procedures.

195 test centre waiting rooms were opened before lockdown, there will be an additional 27 when tests resume and another 27 following.

There are 49 that may not be possible to use, and 58 sites without waiting rooms. There are 16 across England with no toilet facilities.

The target is to recover the backlog in 12 months, after the return to 7 tests a day.

The DVSA stated everything would be done to achieve this and it was important for everyone to feel that it was getting better.

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