Update on driving lessons and tests in Wales

Following the Welsh Government’s announcement on 19 February, all areas of Wales will remain in lockdown (alert level 4) and residents must stay at home to save lives.

These restrictions will remain in place until at least the next review on 12 March.

You can read more about the lockdown measures on GOV.WALES

Driving lessons

Driving lessons, must not take place until the restrictions are lifted. This includes training in relation to ADI part 2 and 3 tests and standards checks.

Driving lessons for pupils with a confirmed mobile emergency worker test booking can continue.

Driving tests

All car driving tests are suspended in Wales while the restrictions are in place. This includes ADI part 2 and 3 tests and standards checks.

We’ll email candidates affected by this to let them know we will reschedule their test.

If you have booked a test for any of your pupils, you will receive an email to let you know it will be rescheduled to a new time and date. You will need to contact your pupil to let them know.

We’ll send you an email with the new time and date as soon as possible; please ask your pupils to be patient.

If the new time and date is not suitable for you or your pupil, you can choose a different time and date on GOV.UK. You will need your pupil’s driving licence number to do this. Your pupil does not need to pay again to do this.

This does not include practical mobile emergency worker service tests booked which will take place as arranged.

Theory tests

All theory tests will be suspended until the restrictions are lifted.

We will email anyone who has booked a test and is affected by this to let them know their 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 pupil’s theory test you will need to log into the booking system and rearrange their test for a new date and time.

This does not include mobile emergency worker service theory tests booked, which will take place as arranged.

More information
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