DVSA confirm CBT rules amid COVID-19 lockdown

The DVSA has confirmed that CBT can still be carried out during the COVID-19 lockdown albeit through specific test centres

Motorcycle Training

THE Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed in a letter its stance on motorcycle training schools offering Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) to key-workers during COVID-19.

In it they confirm that across the UK there are 50, of what they call, emergency testing centres able to provide the training to those that need it.

The letter also confirms the DVSA’s recommendations on clarifying a candidate’s identity prior to the training and confirms that details about personal protective arrangements for motorcycle examiners will be released shortly as well. 

DVSA Chief Executive Gareth Llewellyn said: “We are continuing to provide emergency tests for those whose work is critical to the coronavirus response. We will continue to prioritise these and match them against 50 volunteer motorcycle examiners across Great Britain.

“Not all examiners are able to provide this service because those particularly vulnerable from coronavirus need to stay at home. However, those staying at home are helping to process requests for emergency tests.”

He went on to pay tribute to those NHS and key workers who take advantage of the cost-effective, quick, and congestion-easing small capacity motorcycles.

“I’m incredibly aware that some workers including our NHS staff and those on the frontline will have an urgent need to finish their motorcycle training.

“I’m very grateful to those of you who are able to continue providing training - including compulsory basic training - for people those who need it.”

To read the letter in full head to: gov.uk

To find out how to stay safe during the COVID-19 lockdown, head to: gov.uk/coronavirus


Whoever wrote this “article” has not even properly read the DVSA presser. Examiners have nothing to do with CBT, nor do test centres “emergency” or otherwise. Very poor journalism

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