DVSA update 23 October: Welsh Firebreak Vehicle Testing in Wales

Further to the announcement from the Welsh Government about the firebreak, a series of restrictive measures will be in place from 6pm Friday 23rd October until the start of Monday 9th November 2020.

What this means for vocational testing

  • Vocational theory and practical test services will be affected during the lockdown period.
  • All vocational tests will be suspended from 6pm on Friday 23rd October and restart again on Monday 9th November 2020.

What this means for vehicle operators

  • The firebreak does not affect the DVSA’s heavy vehicle testing service and AFTs can remain open.
  • DVSA will continue to provide staff to AFTs in Wales and across Great Britain.
  • You should carry on presenting vehicles and trailers which are coming up to expiry.
  • You should continue to manage the regular maintenance and inspection schedule for your vehicles and trailers. This is a legal requirements under your operator’s license.

The latest guidance from the Welsh Government on the firebreak is available here.