World News – GB – Driving lessons and tests banned during four week lockdown in England, says No10


Learners will again have to put their instructions on hold as the country heads towards the second national lockdown

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Driving lessons and tests will be banned during national lockout in England, Downing Street confirmed

Learner drivers will again have to suspend their instructions from Thursday, when the country enters a month-long lockdown

Classes were suspended during the first nationwide lockdown, but finally resumed in July, resulting in a large backlog of tests

Asked about the possibility of taking driving lessons or driving tests under the latest restrictions, the Prime Minister’s spokesman said: « In both cases, the answer is no »

It comes as Boris Johnson has dropped his opposition to a second lockdown amid grim predictions by experts about skyrocketing coronavirus rates

The restrictions – which he previously called a « nuclear » option – will come into effect at midnight on Thursday if approved by Parliament

The Prime Minister will address MPs on Monday afternoon over the lockdown that will close non-essential pubs, restaurants and businesses, while schools, colleges and nurseries can remain open

People will also be allowed to exercise and socialize in outdoor public spaces with their household or another person

Driving lessons and tests resumed on July 4, when a series of restrictions from the first lockdown were relaxed

Instructors and students were to wear masks inside the car unless exempted from the rules and all vehicles had to be thoroughly cleaned

Transportation Secretary Grant Shapps said at the time: “Driving lessons and tests are essential in helping people get to work and visit loved ones, and learn the skills necessary for safe driving

« As the country recovers from Covid-19, we can now open our services to help the country move again and I am very happy to announce the restart of driving tests and courses in a safe manner by Covid « 

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News from the world – GB – Driving lessons and tests banned for four weeks of lockdown in England, according to No10


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