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Coronavirus (COVID-19): driving tests and theory tests

Theory tests are suspended for one month, and driving tests are suspended for up to 3 months due to coronavirus - but tests are available for critical workers.

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COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. Its caused by a virus called coronavirus.

Theory tests and driving tests have been suspended to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The suspension lasts:

  • up to and including 20 April 2020 for theory tests
  • for up to 3 months for driving tests

This applies to all types of theory tests, driving tests and approved driving instructor (ADI) standards checks.

Theory tests

Theory tests are suspended up to and including 20 April 2020.

Youll get an email to tell you that your test has been cancelled.

Youll automatically get a refund. Youll get an email to confirm this has been done - this may take a few weeks to arrive.

Youll then have to book a new theory test for a date and time after 20 April 2020 that suits you.

You can still book, change or cancel tests for 21 April 2020 onwards.

Driving tests

Driving tests are suspended for up to 3 months.

Car driving tests

Youll get an email to tell you when your car driving test has been rebooked. It will tell you the new date and time of your test.

You will not get this email immediately - it should arrive around 2 weeks before your original test date.

Its likely that your new test date will be around 3 months after your original date.

If you want to cancel your car driving test

You can cancel your test if you want to get a full refund now. Email the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to request this.

You need to include your full name and 2 of the following pieces of i

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