LEARNER drivers will be able to get back on the road from April 12 after the brakes were slammed on lessons during lockdown.
Tests were also put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, leaving thousands of ready-to-pass pupils in the lurch.
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When will driving tests resume?
Driving lessons will resume from Monday, April 12, the government has confirmed as part of its next step out of lockdown.
Tests will then return ten days later, on Thursday, April 22.
Test centres will have to make sure they are Covid-secure before opening up again to reduce the risk of spreading the virus, and some will remain closed where social distancing is not possible.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency has confirmed Boris Johnson's plan of action will see lessons and some tests return on April 12 in England and Wales.
This includes driving lessons with instructors, all theory tests, motorcycle tests, lorry lessons and tests, car and trailer tests, and minibus lessons and tests.
Driving tests and instructor qualifying tests will then resume on April 22.
Brits had to wait hours to book a test after millions of people forced the website to crash when it last reopened on August 26.
Face coverings will have to be worn by instructors and learners, and the cars being used must be fully cleaned inside.
Vehicles must also have at least one window open on each side and both parties are urged to wear "suitable clothing for the weather".
Satnavs and tablets will also need to be cleaned more regularly and drivers and instructors won't be able to shake hands.
Driving lessons, tests and theory exams have not been able to go ahead during the third lockdown in England.
It means the only way Brits have been able to brush up on their driving skills is with members of their household or support bubble.
Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales set their own rules regarding driving lessons so it's best to check the Government websites to find out more.
We explain how to book your practical driving test.
New measures brought in, in the wake of coronavirus, will change how some aspects of the practical tests are conducted.
It comes as research found a fifth of drivers struggle to get behind the wheel after lockdown.
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