The last update we had from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) stated theory tests would be suspended up to and including 31st May.

However, the DVSA has now removed the end of May date altogether as we head into June – and has not replaced it with a new date. An official update states the agency “removed the date of 31 May 2020, as theory tests are still suspended beyond that date”. This in effect means theory tests are now suspended indefinitely.

However, this may be a positive sign, suggesting that the DVSA could now be monitoring the situation on a rolling basis before making an announcement as to when theory tests can restart, instead of definitely suspending theory tests for, say, another four or more weeks. As ever, time will tell.

In the meantime, the suspension of practical driving tests still remains in place for three months from the 20th of March.

We will keep you informed of any further updates as soon as they become available. Meanwhile, for more information about how critical workers can still take their theory tests, head here.

Keep learning while you wait for tests to restart

We recommend any learner driver uses the time productively, practising your theory test with books, online resources and apps. Also consider taking our two big quizzes here and here that will put your Highway Code knowledge through its paces.

Don’t forget to check in with your driving instructor for a catch up and see if they can offer any revision sessions online or over the phone (or track your progress in services like Theory Test Pro). Combined, you can keep your learning topped up while we all wait for theory tests to start up again.

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