The following information has just been received from DVSA in response to questions posed by the 3 NASP associations.
Driving, vocational and rider instructor stakeholder message
We wrote to you earlier to confirm that all driver rider and vocational testing and training must stop until the restrictions are lifted. Please find below some further detail.
Emergency service testing
During the new national lockdown, we will work with ambulance trusts to provide them with essential emergency service driving tests
Driver CPC training should be done remotely. This will be kept under review
We will continue to reschedule tests cancelled because of the lockdown and candidates will be moved to the first available date. All tests will be rescheduled while the restrictions are in place and we will continue to keep the Governments guidance under review.
All vocational and car driving tests and theory tests will be suspended until the restrictions are lifted. As a result, all HGV delegated testing will be suspended whilst the restrictions remain in place. Delegated testing for those running public service vehicles may continue where necessary.
Government guidance during the lockdown is to stay at home so private practice not advised until the restrictions are lifted.
We will continue to keep you informed as quickly as possible when information is received from DVSA.