Coronavirus: DVSA confirms CBT training arrangements

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Published on 24 April 2020 by Mike Waters

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has released an open letter to the nation’s motorcycle training schools to address questions over the provision of Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

DVSA Chief Executive Gareth Llewellyn said: We are continuing to provide emergency tests for those whose work is critical to the coronavirus response. We will continue to prioritise these and match them against 50 volunteer motorcycle examiners across Great Britain. 

“Not all examiners are able to provide this service because those particularly vulnerable from coronavirus need to stay at home. However, those staying at home are helping to process requests for emergency tests. 

I’m incredibly aware that some workers including our NHS staff and those on the frontline will have an urgent need to finish their motorcycle training. 

“I’m very grateful to those of you who are able to continue providing training - including compulsory basic training - for people those who need it." 

The letter also sets out the DVSA’s recommendations on clarifying a candidate’s identity to confirm they have essential needs and confirms that details about personal protective arrangements for motorcycle examiners will be released shortly as well.  

The full letter can be found here. 

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