What's new? Stuff breaks during Covid. Traffic-jams and back-ups occur. Everyone has to wait their turn.
And so with the online (and telephone) booking service for tests. Such was the demand last Friday that the service had to be taken down to allow a queueing system to be added. It reopened on Wednesday (two days ago). Now it's down again because the 35,625 test slots "sold out within hours".
Another batch will become available on Tuesday 1 September ... the same day as the new registration cars ("70-plates"). Test slots are getting like Ariana Grande tickets!