DVSA Update: England Tier 4 Areas & Wales Restrictions

Following Government announcement on Saturday 19th December, DVSA have provided the latest information for those in England Tier 4 areas and Wales.

England – Tier 4 areas only

  • Vocational lessons and tests must not take place from 20 December until the restrictions are lifted.
  • You must not travel out of this area to give training or to take a pupil for a test.
  • In-vehicle Driver CPC training must not take place, but remote training can continue. Classroom training should only take place where essential.
  • If you have booked a test for any of your pupils in a Tier 4 area from 20 December until the Government’s next review on 30 December it will be cancelled and you will be automatically refunded.
  • It is confirmed that all theory tests will be suspended from 20 December until restrictions are lifted.
  • In-person NRI exams cannot take place from 20 December until the restrictions are lifted.
  • Remote Driver CPC exams and Instructor and Assessor theory exams can be arranged, please get in touch with the NRI team for further information. 

Wales – From 20 December all areas of Wales are in alert level 4 until the next formal review by the Welsh Government

  • Vocational lessons should not take place until restrictions are lifted.
  • All vocational tests have been suspended until restrictions are lifted.
  • In-vehicle Driver CPC training should not take place, but remote training can continue. Classroom training should only take place where essential.
  • If you have booked a test for any of your pupils in Wales from 20 December until the date of the Welsh Government’s formal review will cancelled and you will be automatically refunded.
  • All theory tests will be suspended in Wales from 20 December.
  • In-person NRI exams cannot take place from 20 December until the restrictions are lifted.
  • Remote Driver CPC exams and Instructor and Assessor theory exams can be arranged, please get in touch with the NRI team for further information. 

DVSA will email anyone who has booked a test and is affected by this to let them know the theory test is on hold and that they will need to reschedule it by visiting https://www.gov.uk/change-theory-test

If you booked your pupils theory test you will need to log into the booking system and rearrange their test for a new date and time.

If you have any concerns or questions please do get in touch with us.

For further guidance, or if you have any questions, please get in touch with us.