MMA Guidelines from the DVSA

“We recently let you know that motorcycle manoeuvring areas (MMA) would reopen from 11 July, in England.

Driver and rider training and testing has not yet restarted in Scotland and Wales, and you will not be able to book a MMA in Scotland and Wales unless you have a test booked for a critical worker.

We are also closely monitoring the local lockdown in Leicester and will not be reopening the MMA yet.

Booking slots

You should continue to book practice slots as you would do normally using the trainer booking system.

Some of our driving test centres have now been closed for over 15 weeks. We need to make sure they’re thoroughly checked before we can reopen them. This means not all MMAs will open on 11 July.

If you had a training slot booked at one of the centres that isn’t opening you will get a message informing you the training slot has been cancelled.

Working with site access managers

On the 11 and 12 of July, site access managers (SAMs) may not have all the details of training slot bookings. The SAMs will ask to see your trainer instructor certificate and take your name.

Please work with other training schools to make sure everyone has fair access to the available training slots. Any issues will be resolved by the SAM.

You should wear gloves when handling the speedoscope equipment and where possible use hand wipes afterwards.

Please make sure you observe social distancing whilst on site and follow the instructions given by the SAM.

Industry good practice guidance for the MMA Guidelines from the DVSA

Following our announcement for restarting motorcycle tests, we shared the procedures we’ll follow to carry out tests safely during the coronavirus pandemic with rider training associations.

The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) have now published guidance based on these procedures, to help you safely carry out lessons with your pupils.”


A good start for all motorcycle trainers is to have a full set of lesson plans and training diagrams.