Having been suspended since March, the resumption of driving lessons on 4 July will have come as welcome news to ADIs across the country.

As part of Government efforts to help ‘get the country moving again’, theory tests also recommenced on 4 July – with car driving tests to follow from 22 July.

The DVSA says the later start date for driving tests will give learners time to have refresher lessons and practice before taking their test.

Grant Shapps, transport secretary, said: “Driving lessons and tests are vital in helping people get to work and visit loved ones, and provide the skills for a lifetime of safe driving.

“As the country recovers from Covid-19 we can now open-up our services to help get the country moving again and I am very pleased to announce the restart of driving tests and lessons in a Covid-secure way.”

While ADIs will no doubt be happy to see their learners back in the driving seat – it is of course important to do so in a way that is Covid-secure.

The DVSA says it will make further announcements shortly about the resumption of testing, training and lessons, including publishing information on how services will be restarted safely.

For all the latest developments, visit the DVSA website here

We’re here to help

Many people across the country are going through difficult times right now, due to the unprecedented challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Driving instructors are no different.

But rest assured, there is always help at hand.

Local authorities in the north west are helping residents during this time and through the Engage Partnership, we are more than happy to direct ADIs to where you can find support in your local area.

So, if you need any help, advice or support, don’t hesitate to get in touch: info@engagedriving.co.uk


If you are an instructor who would like to join and support the engage driving scheme you can find out more here