FROM 6 July DVSA is increasing the number of critical worker tests available for HGV and PSV drivers. Driving and theory tests resume in England on 13 July.

Candidates who had a test booked through their training school should get in touch with the trainer and make a new test booking.

The service will be reopened in phases, to make sure that trainers are given fair and equal access to book tests, to help reduce the financial burden on businesses and to avoid putting strain on the booking service.

Candidates who booked their own test before the pandemic will have their test put on hold and DVSA will contact them and offer the opportunity to choose a new time and date from 22 July. They will be given priority for the available appointments before the practical test booking service reopens to the general public.

DVSA will announce the restart of HGV testing in Scotland and Wales.