Theory tests will restart in England on Saturday 4 July. The tests will take place with social distancing measures in place to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
Car driving tests will restart in England on Wednesday 22 July, which will give learner drivers time to have refresher lessons and practice before taking their test.
You cannot currently book a new driving test if you did not have a test booked before lockdown.
Driving tests will be carried out for people who had their test cancelled because of coronavirus as a priority.
Do not arrive for your driving test more than 5 minutes before your appointment time.
The driving test centre waiting room and toilets will be closed to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. However, you’ll be able to use the toilet if you have a disability or medical condition, or you’re pregnant.
DVSA has introduced social distancing measures and safety precautions.
driving examiners wearing face coverings - they might also choose to wear gloves and use disposable seat covers
limiting the number of people arriving for a driving test at the same time
not allowing your driving instructor or supervising driver to sit in the back during your test
You must bring and wear a face covering when you come for your test, unless you have a good reason not to. This includes if:
you have a physical or mental illness or impairment, or a disability that means you cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering
putting on, wearing or removing a face covering would cause you severe distress
you need to remove it during your test to avoid harm or injury or the risk of harm or injury to yourself or others
You need to say if you have a good reason not to wear a face covering when you arrange your test.
Your test will be cancelled if you come for your test without a face covering and you did not declare you could not wear one when you arranged your test. You will need to remove your face covering briefly so your driving examiner can check your ID.
At the end of your test
Your driving examiner will:
ask you to get out of your vehicle before they give you your test result feedback
ask if you want your instructor to come over to listen to the feedback if it’s safe to do so
This is to minimise the amount of time you need to spend in the vehicle.
I am not requiring my sudents to wear masks - obviously this is their choice - and I personally will not be wearing one. This is because of the importance of being heard. It is vital that students can hear instructions clearly for safety. I will also be checking with students before booking to see if they have any health concerns.
I will be carrying a supply of spare masks and an infra-red temperature tester.