New rules for driving lessons and tests were announced today which will see student having to wait yet again.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency confirmed on Monday that anyone preparing to take their test will not be able to until at least December 2, when the second national lockdown will be reviewed.
Until then, all scheduled lessons and tests will be cancelled, starting from Thursday (November 5) when the lockdown begins.
On Twitter, the driving authority said they would be contacting those affected over the coming days.
The statement said: “Following the Government announcement on tougher national restrictions from Thursday, driver and rider training and tests will be suspended in England from 5 November until 2 December 2020.
“We will be providing further guidance and contacting those affected as soon as we can.”
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When driving tests and lessons were allowed to resume after the first lockdown, students, instructors and examiners were advised to wear masks when in the car together.
The new lockdown comes into force at midnight on Thursday and the new restrictions will not be lifted until December 2.
Under the rules people are required to stay home except for specific purposes.
People are also prevented from gathering with people you do not live with and non-essential shops and business will be closed.
Over-60s and the ‘clinically vulnerable’ are also being asked to “ be especially careful to follow the rules and minimise your contacts with others”.
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They should also “continue to wash your hands carefully and more frequently than usual”, and “maintain thorough cleaning of frequently touched areas in your home and/or workspace”.
This group is not to be confused with the ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’, who are the 2.2million people who shielded in March.
Those people were contacted individually and directly in March, although they’re not being asked to shield again now.
Instead, the ‘clinically vulnerable’ is designed to be a ‘moderate risk’ group of people, with a risk level somewhere between ‘high risk’ shielders and the general public.