Thank you for contacting me about compulsory basic training (CBT) and lockdown.
As part of national lockdown restrictions, all training and testing in England has been postponed until further notice. I understand that this will be disappointing for learners and instructors alike, but the decision has been made to help control the spread of the coronavirus, and keeps public health the absolute priority. I would advise those concerned to keep up to date with the Government guidance, which is updated regularly.
I welcome that representative organisations have published detailed guidance about working safely during coronavirus, and would advise motorcycle training instructors to check the guidance in preparation for when training and testing can resume safely. Guidance from MCIA Ride and the Driving Instructors Association can be found at this link.
Thank you again for taking the time to contact me.
EDWARD LEIGH MP