Driver Vehicle Standards Agency
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This page tells you what to if you have a driving test or theory test booked. It will be updated if anything changes.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. Its caused by a virus called coronavirus.
The symptoms are:
- a high temperature - you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- a new, continuous cough - this means youve started coughing repeatedly
Theory tests have been suspended from Friday 20 March 2020 to Monday 20 April 2020.
Youll automatically get a refund if you had a test booked. Youll get an email to confirm this has been done this may take a few weeks to arrive.
More information will be available in due course. You should not try to rebook your test right now. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will email you when you can book again.
Driving tests due to take place on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 March 2020 have been postponed.
DVSA will automatically rebook your test, free of charge, as soon as possible. DVSA will send you another email with the new date and time as soon as its been rebooked.
Check back for the latest updates.
When to stay at home
Stay at home for:
- 7 days from when your symptoms started if you live alone
- 14 days from the first day someone in your home becomes ill if you live with others
You must not go to your driving test or theory test if you have to stay at home. Your test will not go ahead if you have these symptoms.
This applies to all types of theory tests, driving tests and approved driving instructor (ADI) standards checks.
For driving tests, this applies to both you and your driving instructor, or anyone accompanying you in the vehicle.
Cancel or rearrange your driving test if you have coronavirus symptoms
You need to cancel or rearrange your test if you have coronavirus symptoms.
You will be able to do this free of charge, even if its at short notice.
How you do this depends on when your test is.
If your test is more than 3 clear working days away
You can cancel or change your appointment online if its more than 3 clear working days away.
Working days do not include Sundays and public holidays.
Driving tests within the next 3 working days
Email DVSA to cancel or change your appointment if your test is within the next 3 working days.
Youll need to give your:
- full name (as shown on your driving licence)
- driving licence number
- test booking reference
DVSA customer services
If your test is cancelled by DVSA at short notice
You can apply for a refund of out-of-pocket expenses if DVSA cancels your test at short notice.