Covid-19 Learning to Drive FAQ (frequently asked questions) 2021

Updated 18th March 2021

Are driving and theory tests still taking place?

Scotland. All types of driving tests are suspended in Scotland because of the temporary lockdown.

Wales. All types of driving tests are suspended in Wales because it’s in alert level 4.

A limited emergency driving test service is available for some people who need to drive as part of their job and respond to ‘threats to life as part of their job. Only eligible employers can apply for these.

England. All types of driving tests are suspended in England because of the national lockdown.

A limited emergency driving test service is available for some people who need to drive as part of their job and respond to ‘threats to life as part of their job. Only eligible employers can apply for these.

Proposed start back dates for driving tests (England).

From 12 April 2021 (at the earliest).

  • Theory tests will restart.

From 22 April 2021 (at the earliest).

  • Car driving tests will restart.

Can I still take driving lessons with an approved driving instructor (ADI)?

Currently (15th March 2021) ADIs must not conduct driving lessons in England, Scotland and Wales, due to lockdowns and tier 4 restrictions.

In England and Wales ADI’s can teach a mobile emergency worker if they have an emergency driving test booked via their employer.

Proposed start back dates for driving lessons (England).

From 12 April 2021 (at the earliest).

You’ll be allowed to restart:

  • car driving lessons

Are driving lessons OK with a member of my family or friends?

Scotland. You must not provide driving lessons or motorcycle training in Scotland unless it’s with someone from your household during an essential journey because of the temporary lockdown.

England. You must not provide driving lessons in England unless it’s with someone from your household during an essential journey because of the national lockdown.

You can teach a mobile emergency worker if they have an emergency driving test booked via their employer.

Wales. You must not provide driving lessons or motorcycle training in Wales unless it’s with someone from your household during an essential journey because it’s in alert level 4.

You can teach a mobile emergency worker if they have an emergency driving test booked via their employer.

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