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When can driving lessons resume?

BRITS have been not been able to take driving lessons during the THIRD national lockdown.

But Boris Johnson gave them hope as he revealed his four-part plan to ease restrictions.

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When can driving lessons resume?

Driving lessons and tests have not been able to go ahead during a lockdown in England.

Theory tests were also banned.

Brits have only been able to brush up on their driving skills with members of their household or support bubble.

However, the PM's plan of action could see driving lessons return on April 12.

That is the same date that the Prime Minister plans to reopen gyms and outdoor hospitality.

The DVSA tweweted on February 22: "In line with the government’s roadmap announcement, driving and theory tests will resume no earlier than 12 April.

"DVSA is working closely with the government and will provide more information as soon as we are able to do so on other tests, lessons and training."

Am I eligible for a refund if I have a test or lessons booked?

You are eligible for a refund if you have a driving test booked.

To cancel your test and get a refund, you will have to email [email protected]

Alternatively, it will be re-booked for a new date, according to

It has not been made clear if you can get a refund for lessons that you have already pre-booked, but you should contact your instructor.

How did social distancing work?

Instructors were urged to "thoroughly" clean vehicles before and after lessons and also pay "particular attention to areas of the car that are touch points" such as door handles.

They were also strongly advised to wear a face covering and disposable gloves.

Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales will set their own rules regarding driving lessons.

Social distancing is difficult to implement in a car as both the instructor and learner have to be in close proximity.

Many instructors started taking contactless payments only, as it has been proven that the virus can be transferred via cash.


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