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COVID-19 - Motorcycle training and testing gets the green light

Motorcycle training and testing can begin again on 4th July, with Mod 1 and 2 beginning on the 13th July

THE Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced that learner riders and drivers can resume training in England from 4th July.

Theory tests will also resume, allowing those looking to take their DAS and A2 licence tests to tick off the theory element of the requirements. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the tests will take place with social distancing measures in place, and it’s likely that masks of other equipment will be used by staff and/or the public.

With training and theory tests beginning on the 4th July, those looking to get their Module 1 and Module 2 practical motorcycle tests done, sadly, you’ll have to wait a little longer. Those exams, which take place at a DVSA testing centre, won’t resume until Monday 13th July.

We expect the DVSA to make a statement in the coming days explaining how it plans to maintain social distancing and hygiene during testing and training.

Gareth Llewellyn, DVSA Chief Executive, said in a statement:

“It has been vital that lessons and tests only resume when safe to do so and in line with the government’s advice. We know this has been a tough time for the whole country including learners and driving instructors but I am pleased to announce the restart of lessons and tests in England.”

The move to reopen testing and training centre couldn’t come at a better time for the motorcycle industry, as many manufacturers have seen a spike in new motorcycle sales. The increase has been particularly evident in the small capacity commuter motorcycle sector, as people shun public transport in favour of a more socially distanced forms of transport.

Comments

Thanks for the update. It's going to be interesting to see how things change in a number of processes. I run a mobile detailing business (www.orangemobileautodetailing.com) and we have already made some changes and we are constantly looking to innovate.

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