CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) STATEMENT
- As a result of a Government measure issued at 8.30pm on Monday 23rd March 2020 by Boris Johnson (Prime Minister) announcing an immediate strict lockdown across the whole country, all driving lessons with KJT Driver Training have now been cancelled until further notice.
- Current pupils can contact me to discuss any issues arising from this situation.
- I will honour all pre-paid lessons and reschedule to a later date when normal business practice can resume.
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) STATEMENT UPDATE - DVSA EMAIL (THURSDAY 25th JUNE 2020 at 18.36)
RESTARTING DRIVER & RIDER INSTRUCTION / DVSA THEORY & PRACTICAL TESTS.
- The government has confirmed that driver and rider instruction can restart from 4th July 2020 in England.
- They have confirmed that car, motorcycle and vocational tests can restart after this point.
We are introducing a phased approach to resuming testing so that learners have the opportunity to practice before taking a test.
What we've been doing
- Started to put the scheduled tests on hold
- Offered more critical workers theory tests
- Checked our plans for sharing candidate information with the NHS Test and Trace Service in England, Test and Protect in Scotland, and Test, Trace, Protect in Wales with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
How we’ll support the NHS Test and Trace service in England
If a driving test candidate or driving examiner develops symptoms in the days after a test, the NHS Test and Trace service will use data DVSA collects from the candidate to contact them.
We've updated our privacy notice published on GOV.UK to explain how we manage personal data.
Information for candidates to let know what to expect on test
We will publish information on GOV.UK for candidates to let them know what to expect on the day of their theory test and practical test.
What happens next?
Over the next few days we are continuing preparation so that our test centres, examiners, and services are ready.
This includes a phased returned of the trainer booker service and the online business service from 6 July.
In the coming days we’ll update you more on these and let you know more about our phased return to testing.
GENERAL DRIVING INFORMATION
MOTs due from 30 March 2020
Your car, van or motorcycle’s MOT expiry date will be extended by 6 months if it’s due on or after 30 March 2020 - but you must keep your vehicle safe to drive.
How the 6-month extension works
Your vehicle’s MOT expiry date will be automatically extended by 6 months if it’s eligible. This will be done just before it’s due to expire.
This means that:
- your vehicle will still have a valid MOT certificate for an extra 6 months
- you can still tax your vehicle
- your insurance will still be valid
- your vehicle’s record will be updated so the police can see you have a valid MOT
You will not get a new paper MOT certificate with the new expiry date on it.
You must still keep your vehicle safe to drive.
Example Your vehicle’s MOT was due to expire on 3 May 2020.
This will automatically be extended to 3 November 2020. You will need to get your MOT by this date.
What you need to do
Your vehicle’s MOT expiry date will only be updated a few days before it was originally due to expire.
Three days before your MOT was originally due to expire, check the expiry date has been extended.
If the expiry date has not been extended 3 days before it was due to expire, email [email protected]
You need to include these details in the email:
- the date your MOT expired
- your vehicle registration number (number plate)
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency will then:
- update your vehicle’s record
- email you to tell you this has been done
If your vehicle TAX and MOT run out in April
You cannot renew your vehicle tax until your MOT expiry date has been extended. It will be extended a few days before it was originally due to expire.
This means you might need to wait until later in April to tax your vehicle.
Check that the MOT expiry date has been extended before you tax your vehicle.
Keep your vehicle safe to drive
You must make sure your vehicle is safe to drive (‘roadworthy’). It can be unsafe even if your MOT expiry date has been extended.
- how to check your vehicle is safe
- what rules you need to follow to maintain your vehicle
Get unsafe vehicles repaired
Take your vehicle to be repaired at the nearest open garage if it’s unsafe. These are allowed to stay open during the coronavirus outbreak.
You can be fined up to £2,500, be banned from driving and get 3 penalty points for driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition.