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Driving lessons and tests to restart in Scotland


By David Porter

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The Scottish Government has announced that driving instruction will restart from Monday in Scotland.

Driving instruction can restart from next Monday.
Driving instruction can restart from next Monday.

Driving tests will start again in Scotland on Monday, September 14 which will give learner drivers time to have refresher lessons and practice before taking their test.

Driving instructor testing and standards checks start date will start again on September 14.

Vocational and car and trailer tests and ADI Part 2 tests will resume on Monday, August 31.

Different approaches to easing lockdown are currently being adopted across England, Scotland and Wales.

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has continued to test critical workers in Scotland during the lockdown and driving lessons have continued for these workers.

DVSA Chief Executive Gareth Llewellyn said: “It has been vital that lessons and tests only resume when safe to do so and in line with the Scottish Government’s advice.

“We know this has been a tough time for everyone including learners and driving instructors but I am pleased to announce the restart of lessons 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.”

DVSA has published guidance on GOV.UK for instructors and candidates to let them know what to expect on the day of their theory test and practical test.


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