Driving tests cancelled for Queen Elizabeth II funeral: How long are waiting lists in Manchester - how to book

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Driving tests have been cancelled in Manchester for the Queen’s funeral – here’s everything you need to know about the current waiting lists.

Driving tests all around the United Kingdom, including in Manchester, have been cancelled on the day of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.

Any tests booked on Monday 19 September will no longer go ahead as a whole host of services across the nation come to a standstill.

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Supermarkets, post offices, department stores, banks, and many more outlets will close their doors out of respect for Her late Majesty.

The DVSA said: “Our thoughts are with His Majesty King Charles III and the Royal Family at this sad time. In line with National Mourning guidance, our services will not continue during the mourning period.

“We are suspending all but our most essential services on 19 September due to the Bank Holiday and State Funeral. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this period of national mourning.”

Here’s everything you need to know about driving test waiting lists in Manchester, how to book a test, and what to do if your test has been cancelled.

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What should I do if my driving test has been cancelled for the Queen’s funeral?

Those who have driving tests arranged for the newly approved bank holiday Monday won’t need to do anything, as a new test will automatically be booked for the next available date.

The DVSA will send you the details of your new test date within three working days, although it can take up to seven days with a long period of bad weather.

If the new date isn’t suitable, you can rearrange the date via the Gov UK website.

What will happen for those who were due to take theory tests on the date of the Queen’s funeral?

Learners with a theory test booked for Monday 19 September will have to rebook their own test.

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The DVSA said: “We will be contacting all pupils who are affected to let them know how to choose a new date for their theory test.”

Those training to be driving instructors are also affected, with all ADI part 2, 3 tests and standards checks suspended as well.

How to book a driving test in Manchester

Those hoping to book a driving test can do so easily, with the process available online via the Gov UK website.

You can also book a test over the phone via 0300 200 1122, however the lines are extremely busy at the moment and people are urged to book online instead.

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With the current waiting lists in place, it’s worth checking the below section to see how long it will take for you to get a test at your local centre.

How long are driving test waiting lists in Manchester?

There are nine different driving test sites in and around Manchester to book a test via, and the waiting list times differ for each.

Many aren’t currently accepting any new bookings due to the unprecedented demand caused by cancellations throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Here’s the full list of test centres in and around Manchester, as well as their current waiting list lengths:

  • Atherton - No tests available.
  • Bolton - 23 weeks waiting list.
  • Bredbury - No tests available.
  • Bury - 23 weeks waiting list.
  • Cheetham Hill - 23 weeks waiting list.
  • Hyde - No tests available.
  • Rochdale - No tests available.
  • Sale - No tests available.
  • West Didsbury - No tests available.

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