From 6 July DVSA is increasing the number of critical worker tests available for HGV and PSV drivers – driving and theory tests resume in England on 13 July.
Candidates who had a test booked through their training school should get in touch with the trainer and make a new test booking.
The service will be reopened in phases.
- To make sure that trainers are given fair and equal access to book tests
- To help reduce the financial burden on businesses
- To avoid putting strain on the booking service
Further details on the phased reopening of vocational tests will be provided in due course.
Candidates who booked their own test before the pandemic will have their test put on hold and DVSA will contact them and offer the opportunity to choose a new time and date from 22 July. They will be given priority for the available appointments before the practical test booking service reopens to the general public.
DVSA will announce the restart of large vehicle lessons and testing in Scotland and Wales subject to the devolved administrations’ lockdown guidance. Critical worker tests will continue there and DVSA is keeping the situation under review.