Motorcycle lessons and tests to resume later this month

Learner drivers and motorcyclists will be able to resume working towards their licences as several types of tests and training will soon resume.

Monday, 13th July 2020, 2:25 pm
Driving lessons and tests remain suspended.

Theory tests, motorcycle test and training were all paused during lockdown but as restrictions are now being eased the Scottish Government has announced these will be phased back in.

It will be possible to sit theory tests again from Wednesday, July 22, while physical distancing is observed and this date will also see motorcycle lessons resume.

Candidates will be able to take motorcycle and tractor tests from Monday, August 3.

Driving lessons and tests will, however, remain suspended and anyone wishing to take these will have to await a government announcement due to be made on July 30 to learn when these will resume, apart from certain key workers who are able to continue driving lessons.

The chief executive of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, Gareth Llewellyn, said: “It has been vital that training and tests only resume when safe to do so and in line with the government’s advice.

“We know this has been a tough time for the whole country including learners and driving instructors but I am pleased to announce the restart of rider training and tests in Scotland.

“Tests for critical workers have continued during the lockdown and I would like to thank all those instructors and examiners who have continued to work to help deliver tests for those who have done so much to help us during this terrible pandemic.”

The DVSA will announce when new candidates can book driving tests, while anyone with a scheduled test should contact the agency and will subsequently be invited to rebook.

Guidance published on GOV.UK will advise instructors and candidates on how to prepare for theory or practical tests.