Personal safety is paramount while taking driving lessons, therefore, due to the close proximity of you and your instructor and your obvious inability to adhere to the minimum social distance requirements of 2 metres, before you enter the vehicle your temperature will be checked remotely and if it is found to be above normal your lesson will not proceed. Under these circumstances any other pre-arranged lessons will be put on hold until you inform us you are fit and healthy and present no danger of transmitting Coronavirus.
Facemasks are compulsory in the vehicle's closed environment so please bring your own mask where possible (home made versions acceptable) but if you can't you will be provided with one.
Before you enter the vehicle your instructor will provide sanitiser for your hands and the interior including all controls and seating will be sanitised to minimise any risk of infection.
Thank you for your co-operation in this matter, it is appreciated. These precautions are necessary and subject to change without prior notice.
All theory tests rescheduled on Monday 1 June
All theory tests on Monday 1 June have been rescheduled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Tests in Scotland and Wales will be rescheduled up to and including 21 June 2020, this is in line with government guidelines in the respective countries.
We are preparing test centres for a safe return to testing for all candidates. Social distancing measures are being put in place.
We will update you with a start date for England as soon as we are able.
What DVSA are doing
We are emailing anyone with a test booked up to and including 21 June in Scotland and Wales to let them know it has been rescheduled.
Emergency theory tests
An emergency theory testing service will still be available to those who have a critical need to take a test, such as NHS and front line workers.
Please do not call our customer service centre as they will not be able to help. Stay up to date on the latest information on GOV.UK.
We will be monitoring the situation and we will let you know if we need to cancel any more tests.
Temporary changes to the car and vocational driving test
From tomorrow (1 May 2020) DVSA is making a temporary change to car and vocational emergency driving tests, to help reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
What will change
Our examiners will end emergency tests early if a candidates commits:
a serious or dangerous fault
a total of 16 driver faults
This is to help reduce the amount of time the candidate and examiner spend in the vehicle, when the candidate has failed their test.