New Alert Levels in Wales to Control Coronavirus
New alert levels has been introduced in Wales by the Welsh Government to control the further spread of COVID-19 across the United Kingdom.
All towns and areas in Wales will go into higher alert level 4 from 28 December 2020. The Welsh government has decided to review the situation every three weeks.
Manual and Automatic Driving Lessons
According to the Welsh government, driving schools and driving instructors should stop both manual and automatic driving lessons from 24 December 2020 until the Welsh government review and lift the higher level restrictions.
Also, driving instructors should not drive out of Wales to provide paid driving instructions or to take a learner for a car driving test.
The Welsh government has also announced that all the car practical driving tests, ADI part 2 and part 3 tests will be cancelled in Wales from 24 December 2020 until the level 4 restrictions are lifted.
Driver and vehicle standards agency (DVSA) will email all those candidates who are affected because of higher levels of restrictions to rebook their car practical driving test.
Driving instructors who have booked a driving test for their pupils needs to tell them that their test will be rescheduled to a new time and date. The instructor or learner can change/cancel the test if they are not happy with a new test date.
All car theory tests will also be cancelled in Wales from 24 December. Candidates will need to re-book their theory test. Instructors will also need to rearrange the learner’s car theory test if they have booked the theory test on behalf of the pupil.