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Are driving tests cancelled?
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KittyMcKitty · 31/10/2020 20:21

I’m assuming they will be but can’t find any info.

Dc had theory test canx in March - eventually taken in July. Practical test is on 11th Nov hoping against hope it’ll go ahead Sad

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yellowmaoampinball · 31/10/2020 20:25

Don't think there's been an announcement yet but they stopped/cancelled them in Wales during the firebreak so I guess it doesn't look good :(

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InTheFamilyTree · 31/10/2020 20:28

According to my instructor today thought not, as its under education exemption. He has a very senior civil servant as a client so may have some inside Info...!

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Galacticat · 31/10/2020 20:28

I'm in Tier 3 in Scotland and took mine yesterday. I had to wear a mask throughout.

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FlowFlow7722 · 31/10/2020 20:31

Dd has her test 1st December, I read Wales had cancelled tests during current lockdown so thought we would be the same. @InTheFamilyTree has given me hope Smile

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KittyMcKitty · 31/10/2020 20:31

@InTheFamilyTree

According to my instructor today thought not, as its under education exemption. He has a very senior civil servant as a client so may have some inside Info...!

Oh I hope so - will keep everyone crossed!

@Galacticat hope it went well for you. Yes they have to wear masks and gloves for lessons here (ever since they resumed).
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KittyMcKitty · 31/10/2020 20:33

@FlowFlow7722 fingers crossed for your dd - I knew about Wales but as they had schools closed for circuit break hoping we may be different.

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LemonBreeland · 31/10/2020 20:33

DS1 has his theory test booked. Really hope it goes ahead as it was so hard to get. I don't hold out much hope though.

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OrangeBananaFish · 31/10/2020 20:34

Oooh. DH has just restarted his lessons again. We were thinking he'd have to stop, but maybe not. We'll see though. Is a driving instructor essential?

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KittyMcKitty · 31/10/2020 20:36

@LemonBreeland

DS1 has his theory test booked. Really hope it goes ahead as it was so hard to get. I don't hold out much hope though.

Fingers crossed for your ds. My ds’s theory was due to be on the 1st day of lockdown (so canx) - he eventually took it in July. Was then an absolute nightmare getting a practical test appointment. He has practiced so hard and is 100% ready too.
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TicTacTwo · 31/10/2020 20:37

They cancelled it last time but we are hoping that they go ahead this time. I'm assuming that DVSA will announce on Monday.

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TicTacTwo · 31/10/2020 20:37

I have 2 kids with tests booked

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Versace104 · 31/10/2020 20:38

Been trying to find out but there's no info anywhere, so annoying !

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TicTacTwo · 31/10/2020 20:39

Yy to booking practicals being a nightmare. Took hours to get onto the booking site

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KittyMcKitty · 31/10/2020 20:40

It was those helpful messages like you are number 58,000 in the queue! Was so pleased when he got a test date!

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MitziK · 31/10/2020 21:13

At present, there has been no news about theory tests - DP might know more by tomorrow morning.

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Lasvegas · 31/10/2020 22:59

My DD had to stop lessons in lockdown1. Couldn’t get a theory for 5 months any where near where we live so we went and stayed in hotel last month and she did a weeks intensive in new area, where she took and passed theory. Has practical test thurs 5 th. Nov I hope it happens. I have spent so much money on her basically learning to drive in 2 difference areas and wasted a weeks precious annuaL leave.

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TicTacTwo · 02/11/2020 14:57

Cancelled!

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WhatHaveIFound · 02/11/2020 15:03

Unfortunately they've now been cancelled.

DD's had two practical tests cancelled during the last lockdown, then a failure. She got to retake her test this morning and luckily passed. Very relieved as she was seriously at risk of her Theory expiring and unlike MOTs there was no extension to them.

Your DC should get priority access to rebook once they restart.

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Muranoandizumi · 02/11/2020 15:12

It's a joke really, messing so many people about.

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KittyMcKitty · 02/11/2020 15:34

I’m just gutted - I know it’s a 1st world problem but I’ve had a little cry

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KittyMcKitty · 02/11/2020 15:35

@WhatHaveIFound

Unfortunately they've now been cancelled.

DD's had two practical tests cancelled during the last lockdown, then a failure. She got to retake her test this morning and luckily passed. Very relieved as she was seriously at risk of her Theory expiring and unlike MOTs there was no extension to them.

Your DC should get priority access to rebook once they restart.

I don’t see how they can get priority access - tests are all fully booked from 2nd Dec onwards
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TicTacTwo · 02/11/2020 15:49

They could shift everyone's test date by 4 weeks?

Ds has had this test cancelled twice and was supposed to take his on Friday

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TicTacTwo · 02/11/2020 16:03

Sorry to all the disappointed learners Sad

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WhatHaveIFound · 02/11/2020 16:55

@KittyMcKitty Flowers

My understanding of it last time was that they cancelled the ones that we already booked for the end of the breakdown period and moved everyone's test on. DD had a friend whose test was moved on despite it being after everything opened up.

Lots of angry learners on their Twitter page so I really hope they make a U turn on this one.

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TicTacTwo · 02/11/2020 17:46

You'd think that a socially distanced motorbike test wouldn't be difficult (Don't they ride different motorbikes?)

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