New government guidance issued regarding driving tests see:
The DVSA have suspended all practical driving tests for 3 months. If you have a test booked they will provide you with a new test date in due course. The DVSA will send an email with your new test appointment about 2 weeks before the original test appointment. Anyone with a current test booking will be prioritized ahead of new bookings. For this reason we advise postponing rather than cancelling courses. If you have been sent your course instructor’s contact details please contact your course instructor rather than MyDrivingInstructor.co.uk to discuss postponing your course.
Rearrange your intensive driving course if you have Coronavirus symptoms.
We are asking pupils and instructor to set aside the course Terms and Conditions issued prior to the current Cornavirus crisis with regard to short notice cancellation of courses.
The previous terms required instructors to refund in full if they cancelled at short notice for any reason. Similarly pupils could be required to pay in full when cancelling at short notice.
Those terms discourage efforts to prevent the spread of this deadly disease.
During the current crisis we ask pupils and instructors to rearrange the course without financial penalty if either they or anyone in their household has Coronavirus(COVID-19) symptoms.
The symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a cough
- a high temperature
- shortness of breath
Course terms and conditions issued from 14 April 2020 have been modified to reflect this.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency have announced that they will re-book your test free of charge if you have to cancel or rearrange because you have coronavirus symptoms. This includes if it’s done at short notice (within 3 clear working days of the test).
If your Practical Driving Test is more than 3 clear working days away, you can cancel or change it online at https://www.gov.uk/change-driving-test. Sundays and public holidays do not count as working days.
If your Driving Theory Test is more than 3 clear working days away, you can cancel or change it online at https://www.gov.uk/change-theory-test.
Short notice tests cannot be changed or cancelled free of charge online.
If your test is within 3 working days, you must call the DVSA to cancel or change it free of charge.
Telephone: 0300 200 1122
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