Coronavirus: driving tests (Scotland and Wales)

Driving tests in Scotland and Wales are currently suspended due to coronavirus – but you can apply for an emergency driving test if you’re a critical worker.

If your driving test was cancelled

What happens next will depend on what type of test you had booked.

If you had:

  • a car driving test booked, you will need to choose a new date and time for your test when driving tests restart
  • a motorcycle, lorry, bus, tractor or approved driving instructor (ADI) test booked, it will not be rebooked for you – you’ll get a full refund and have to book again later

Car driving tests

You were sent an email with a new date and time for your test when it was originally cancelled.

However, driving tests have not yet been able to restart in Scotland and Wales.

This means that your test will not go ahead on the rescheduled date you were given.

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will email you again when it’s safe to restart driving tests in Scotland and Wales. You’ll then be asked to go online and choose your preferred date and time for your test.

You will be given priority for the available appointments

If you want to cancel your car driving test

You can cancel your test if you want to get a full refund now. Email DVSA to request this.

You need to include your full name and 2 of the following pieces of information:

  • your driving licence number
  • your theory test pass certificate number
  • your driving test booking reference

DVSA customer services

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