19 March 2020 08:37

We're seeing many postponements and closures, but are driving tests being cancelled due to coronavirus?

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We're seeing many postponements and closures, but are driving tests being cancelled due to coronavirus? Updates are coming thick and fast right now. The public is being urged to avoid all non-essential contact and self-isolate to prevent further spread. In a recent statement, Boris Johnson expressed: "We need people to start working from home where they possibly can. And you should avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and other such social venues." We're currently witnessing the closure of many social venues such as cinemas, with the likes of Odeon, Cineworld and Showcase closing their doors following government guidelines.

Even the likes of McDonald's are only operating as takeaways, ensuring the eat-in area is off-limits to customers. Many events are being affected, with Glastonbury deciding to postpone this year's highly anticipated event until next year. However, many with driving and theory tests scheduled are curious as to what they must do under these circumstances... INTO THE PAST: ITV's Belgravia blends fiction and history Are driving tests being cancelled due to coronavirus? No, driving tests and theory tests are not cancelled due to the coronavirus. However, they are elsewhere, with Dublin Live announcing that the RSA has cancelled tests across Ireland. On the other hand, the Gov.uk site has addressed pressing concerns, writing: "You should still go for your driving or theory test, unless you, someone you live with, your instructor or someone they live with have coronavirus symptoms." So, if you and everybody you live with display no symptoms whatsoever, and unless your instructor informs you otherwise, you are able to attend your driving or theory test. If you are displaying symptoms and have your test scheduled, here's what you need to do... FANS CONFUSED: Has Naga Munchetty left BBC Breakfast? Here's what you need to do to protect yourself and others when you get home or into work Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, or use hand sanitiser. Follow official NHS advice at #handwashing#SafeHands #HandWashChallenge — Department of Health and Social Care (@DHSCgovuk) March 16, 2020 Driving tests: What to do if you have symptoms Gov.uk notes that you must have your test rearranged if you have symptoms. This can be done for free, whether short notice or not. If your test is more than three working days away, you can cancel or change it online. The site contains different links, depending on which test you're needing to reschedule. If you need to reschedule your theory which is due to take place within the next three working days, then you must email [email protected] with the following: full address and postcode date of birth Similarly, if you need to cancel your driving test, you must email [email protected] with: full name (as shown on your driving licence) driving licence number test booking reference More information is likely to follow. In other news, is Creamfields 2020 still going ahead?