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DVSA unveil motorcycle testing and training requirements

The new measures have been put into place to help stem the spread of COVID-19 while allowing the resumption of testing and training

THE Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced some new measures that will apply to all motorcycle testing and training in the UK.

With some motorcycle testing and training centres now open again, the new guidelines mean those looking to take their CBT, Mod 1 or Mod 2, or take part in any form of motorcycle training will need to wear their own communication earpiece. They will also need to use their own face covering when within the testing or training centre.

Riding schools are also being advised that there should be no physical contact between the trainer and the trainee, with no documentation being passed between those present either.

Motorcycle training and testing resumption

Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) for motorcycles and mopeds and Direct Access Scheme (DAS) training for motorcycles began again on Saturday 4th July, while Module 1 and 2 testing for both motorcycles and mopeds will resume on Monday 13th July. 

The certification of instructors will also be able to begin again, and trainer theory tests for the DVSA enhanced rider scheme will resume as of Saturday 4th July. 

No announcements have yet been made about the resumption of training and testing in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

Commenting, DVSA Chief Executive Gareth Llewellyn said: “It has been vital that lessons and tests only resume when safe to do so and in line with the government’s advice. 

“Tests for critical workers have continued during the lockdown and I would like to thank all those instructors and examiners who have continued to work to help deliver tests for those who have done so much to help us during this terrible pandemic.” 

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