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10 Jul 2020

Car driving tests will restart in England on 22 July 2020 with safety precautions in place - other types of tests will restart before then.

Car driving tests will restart in England on Wednesday 22 July 2020 with new social distancing and safety precautions in place. These will only be for people who had their driving test cancelled because of coronavirus to begin with.

When driving tests will restart

Test type

Date tests will restart


Wednesday 22 July 2020

Motorcycle module 1 and 2

Monday 13 July 2020

Lorry, bus and coach

Monday 13 July 2020

Car and trailer

Monday 13 July 2020

Tractor and specialist vehicle

Monday 6 July 2020

Approved driving instructor (ADI) part 2 test (driving ability)

Wednesday 22 July 2020

ADI part 3 test (instructional ability)

To be confirmed

ADI standards check

To be confirmed

Arrange your driving test appointment

If your car driving test was cancelled due to coronavirus, you were sent an email with a new date and time for your test.

The new date you were given will not go ahead. This includes if the new date you were given was from 22 July. Do not go for your test on that date.

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will email you again soon to ask you to go online and choose your preferred date and time for your test.

When you arrange your test, you’ll need to say if there’s a good reason you cannot wear a face covering when you take your test.