Driving Lessons in Lockdown

How the lockdown is affecting driving lessons, theory tests and practical tests in Wales and England

March 1, 2021

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“This Information is correct at the time of writing. We will update the information as and when there are any developments.

Are driving lessons starting again on 12th April?

Here’s the latest announcement from the DVSA 22nd February 2021

“In line with the government’s roadmap announcement, driving and theory tests will resume no earlier than 12 April.”

Reading the above its looking like it will be 12th April that the driving test centres are reopening. Hopefully we will be able to start our lessons before the driving test recommences.

Critical and key  Worker Tests

Tests are available for critical key workers but they are quite difficult to get.

To be eligible for a key worker driving test  you need to meet the following criteria

Work for the

NHS Health or Social Care workers

Local Council Employees  who need to drive and respond to threats to life as a part of your job.


Driving Lessons in Wales during the lockdown.

Wales is currently in Alert level 4. All driving lessons, theory tests and practical tests are suspended.


Driving Lessons in England during the lockdown.

England is currently in a national lockdown. This means all driving lessons; theory tests and practical tests are suspended.

It has been an incredibly difficult 12 months for everyone. The most important thing is that we get this virus under control. The best way to do that is to be patient and comply with the lockdown. Now that the vaccine is being rolled out things are beginning to look a lot brighter. We are optimistic that our lessons will be able to start soon. Check back here regularly for the very latest updates on the situation regarding driving lessons, practical tests, and theory tests.

If you have any questions about lessons use our contact page to ask.

Join our priority list for driving lessons after the lockdown.

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We are looking forward to resuming our lessons. We are already covid-19 secure so when we do start again your safety will always be our number one priority.