Government guidance continues to be that instructors should teach only key workers heading towards their practical test. And tests for anyone remain on hold.
The DVSA announced last night that practical tests which had been rescheduled from the lockdown period (30 March to 30 June) would be deferred some more.
This means that any tests expected in early July will not take place.
People with test dates booked will be offered preferential dates as soon as it is safe to resume testing, says the Agency.
“Are we nearly there yet?” we ask, this time from the FRONT of the car. I don’t think we are.
The DVSA suspended practical tests for “up to 3 months” from 30 March. Earliest dates now being offered are 2 July.
However, theory tests are currently being put back a week at a time, at about 48 hours notice. Theory tests have been conducted at only 25 centres nationwide.
This makes it likely that those early practical tests will also be rescheduled. Presently, only Garretts Green test centre is operational in Birmingham (for emergency tests for keyworkers).
I do not know if Redditch or Wednesbury is open at the moment. Much depends on which examiners have volunteered to break social distancing rules and work. (In early April there were about 400 working from a normal pool of 2500 examiners nationally).
As always, I will update you as I hear. In the meantime, do consider some easy “homework” :)
Who can say? Some find it harder than others when learning a new skill. But ...
Now you have the benefit of subscription learning. Good for all levels of student. Especially when real lessons are more difficult, like because of Coronavirus. But I HOPE to restart teaching "normally" from mid-June.
The DVSA continue to assess the situation daily. They've now cancelled theory tests booked up to 10 June.