Driving lessons, theory tests and driving tests to restart in Wales

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The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and Welsh Government have announced that:

  • learner drivers and motorcyclists can resume training in Wales from Monday 27 July
  • theory tests will restart on Monday 3 August
  • motorcycle, lorry, bus and coach, car and trailer, and tractor driving tests will resume on Monday 3 August
  • car driving tests will start again on Monday 17 August

The rules will apply to all types of driver and motorcycle training in Wales from these dates, including private practice with someone you live with.

Theory tests will restart in Wales on Monday 3 August. The tests will take place with physical distancing measures in place to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

Car driving tests will restart in Wales on Monday 17 August, which will give learner drivers time to have refresher lessons and practice before taking their test.

When lessons and tests will restart

When services restart depends on what vehicle you’re learning to drive or ride.

Car

Service Date
Driving lessons Monday 27 July 2020
Theory tests Monday 3 August 2020
Driving tests Monday 17 August 2020

Motorcycle and moped

Service Date
Motorcycle and moped compulsory basic training (CBT) Monday 27 July 2020
Motorcycle direct access scheme (DAS) training Monday 3 August 2020
Theory tests Monday 3 August 2020
Motorcycle and moped module 1 and module 2 tests Monday 3 August 2020

Lorry, bus and coach

Service Date
Driver training Monday 27 July 2020
Theory tests Monday 3 August 2020
Driving tests Monday 3 August 2020

Car and trailer

Service Date
Driver training Monday 27 July 2020
Driving tests Monday 3 August 2020

Tractor and specialist vehicle

Service Date
Driver training Monday 27 July 2020
Driving tests Monday 3 August 2020

Approved driving instructor (ADI)

Service Date
Driving instructor training Monday 27 July 2020
ADI part 1 test (theory) Monday 3 August 2020
ADI part 2 test (driving ability) Monday 17 August 2020
ADI part 3 test (instructional ability) To be confirmed
ADI standards check To be confirmed

Motorcycle trainer

Service Date
DVSA enhanced rider scheme trainer theory test Monday 3 August 2020

Helping the country to get moving again

Gareth Llewellyn, DVSA Chief Executive, said:

It has been vital that lessons and tests only resume when safe to do so and in line with the government’s advice.

We know this has been a tough time for the whole country including learners and driving instructors but I am pleased to announce the restart of lessons and tests in Wales.

Tests for critical workers have continued during the lockdown and I would like to thank all those instructors and examiners who have continued to work to help deliver tests for those who have done so much to help us during this terrible pandemic.

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