I'm a teacher so am currently travelling an hour each way using public transport/shanks pony and getting exhausted and fed up. Boris Johnson announced over the weekend that England will be entering into a second lockdown. The practical test makes up part of the driving test, with learners also needing to pass a theory test to obtain their licence. 11 January 2021, 11:22. He’s finally got a test booked 28th Nov :( He’s been working as a picker in a warehouse, which is fine. Car practical driving lessons, driving tests and theory tests have been cancelled across England since the 2nd national lockdown started from 5th November 2020. Driving lessons cancelled: Are driving lessons allowed in lockdown? On Thursday, ministers voted to extend the … I guess if you both wear masks it should be fine? 04/09/2020 mediabest Car Reviews. I'm in a similar situation, started lessons in August but to add to the complications I'm 14 weeks pregnant sohaving 4 weeks out now is really pushing whether or not I can pass before I have the baby.... might be better to just stop and start again after when hopefully things are a bit more normal. I could literally be you, OP. On December 26, Oxfordshire was placed into Tier 4 and people have been advised to stay at home, this means as well as pubs and non-essential shops temporarily closing driving lessons … I don’t want him to permanently damage his knee. Not sure about tests but sure the same applies. No one knows and even when the gov tells us, they won’t know either. By Matt Allan. An interesting fact I found recently ( read online from a police officer on a news report) that driving instructors were never banned from working - bizarrely the car is not seen as an indoor space, the problem was teaching a pupil, as it did not qualify as an essential reason for leaving home unless they were an essential worker. Mr Scott also said driving instructors were dealing with a "backlog" of pupils as it has been difficult "to push them through to the other side". 11 January 2021, 11:22. Who knows how they’ll get an entire months worth of cancelled tests rescheduled when bookings are for March already. 2 November 2020. See my page on Coronavirus driving lesson news for the latest updates including how to book emergency driving tests if you’re a key worker.. Students and instructors are asked a series of Pre-Drive Questions regarding their potential exposure to COVID-19 and lessons can be cancelled … Driving Lessons were not taking place unless they were for an … Driving tests and lessons along with theory tests, motorcycle training and tests, and vocational tests are taking place in all 3 English tiers - with additional restrictions in tier 3 areas. More posts from the CoronavirusUK community. Dreading when winter hits. They were advised that "their test is being cancelled and their fee will be refunded", a spokesperson said. We live in the lowest tier area and my husband tests is on Friday. I realise we are lucky he has work, but we have been holding out on this test for so long. If you have a driving test booked during this lockdown, unfortunately it will be cancelled, so please forward your new date on to me once you receive it. 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And on Tuesday, the DVSA confirmed that driving lessons and tests will not be allowed under the new lockdown. One of them has had their test cancelled three times since April. ... "This should be until the end of April and then we can then all review the situation again. “We fully … New rules for driving lessons and tests were announced today which will see student having to wait yet again. Theory tests have been cancelled automatically and refund will be issued. Will driving tests be cancelled in second lockdown? I started lessons end of last year and they were all cancelled during the first lockdown. System Driving School office will also be closed during the period 21st December – 4th January 2021 and further updates on when we can restart lessons will be announced as soon as we hear from the … Added information about the suspension of driving lessons and driving tests in England from 5 November to 2 December 2020. "There's only so many hours in the day and there's only so much driving you can get done.". Driving Lessons were not taking place unless they were for an essential worker ( instructors were encouraged to do this). Initiative would tell me it’s at your instructors discretion, maybe yes maybe no. I'm taking it a step at a time." "It demoralises them and knocks their confidence a bit, we will struggle to get them back up to speed again.". I'm hoping we can continue with lessons - even through tier 3 we've been able to and I do class it as essential. Therefore it is important to note that all driving lessons have to be suspended indefinitely. On the Motorcycle Instructor-Training side of things, (and I imagine this will apply to Car Instructors as well) we are at the mercy of the DVSA with regards to tests and training. Because of the viral status of the virus, the virus is continually changing and evolving. Please try again later. Latest government updates on driving lessons and tests. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. However, you can still book, change or cancel theory tests for April 21 onwards. 30 … Lessons and tests will be stopped for four weeks. Instructor Kay Bell told BBC News NI instructors were facing a pupil backlog of eight or nine months. The DVA would make all of February's test slots exclusively available to these customers for a limited period, a spokesperson added. Started in January, had 4 lessons the stopped due to lockdown. Latest government updates on driving lessons and tests. © 2021 BBC. The DVSA announced this on March 20th 2020. Just had a lesson today so hope to hear from my instructor sometime this week! If they announce on Wednesday and the dvla shut from then its really going to fuck everything up- I'm 35 weeks pregnant. Although instructors can resume business on Saturday following the coronavirus lockdown, driving tests will be prioritised for those whose tests were cancelled as a result of the crisis. 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