Posted: 27.06.20 at 16:42 by Tom Avery
Driving lessons and motorcycle training in Biddulph and beyond can resume from Saturday 4th July, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced.
The rule applies to all types of driver and motorcycle training in England, including private practice with someone you live with or in your support bubble.
Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary, explained that the move was a way to "get the country moving again".
He said: "Driving lessons and tests are vital in helping people get to work and visit loved ones, and provide the skills for a lifetime of safe driving.
"As the country recovers from Covid-19 we can now open up our services to help get the country moving again and I am very pleased to announce the restart of driving tests and lessons in a Covid-secure way."
Theory tests will also restart in England on Saturday 4th July. The tests will take place with social distancing measures in place to help stop the spread of the virus.
Car driving tests will restart in England on Wednesday 22nd July, which will give learner drivers time to have refresher lessons and practice before taking their test.
Gareth Llewellyn, DVSA Chief Executive, added: "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."
The DVSA will make further announcements on the resumption of testing, training and lessons, including publishing information on how services will be restarted safely, shortly.