According to DVSA, road users will be able to take driving lessons in England for about two weeks before the resumed tests.
DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) stated that the driving lessons would start from April 12 in just four weeks. Tests will later be conducted after ten days on April 22 as the lockdown ends.
DVSA in a statement said that resuming the lessons will give the candidates time to practice. The 10 days gap will provide candidates with enough time to practice on different roads and in different driving conditions.
The majority of the driving schools are planning to restart from the 12th of April after the announcement by DVSA. DVSA announced that motorcycle lessons, bus driving lessons, tests and tractor driving with instructors will start from March 29. Lorry and car driving lessons along with the theory and motorcycle test will begin on April 12.
Some tests that were scheduled days before the trial ban was lifted, might get canceled. The candidates will have to reschedule. DVSA has confirmed that they would email candidates with details of the rescheduled tests.
If the government decides to lift the ban and the driving tests resume on 22 April, DVSA will email candidates to reschedule.
A candidate said that they rescheduled his test three times due to the epidemic. He had been waiting for his test for almost a year. He demanded answers as to why the test is being delayed.
Another learner driver said that the people with bookings between April 12-22 should get priority.
The CEO of Red Driving School had also demanded the resuming of lessons weeks ago. He advised resuming the lessons from the start of April in a Covid secure environment.