Driving Tests and Driving Lessons during coronavirus

Driving lessons and Driving Tests in England

Driving lessons In England, driving Lessons are taking place in areas in Tiers 1, 2 and 3.
Driving Tests In England, driving tests are taking place in areas in Tiers 1, 2 and 3. However, Examiners in Tier 3 areas are taking a reduced amount of tests each day.
Theory Tests In England, Theory tests are taking place in areas in Tiers 1, 2 and 3.

All types of driving tests and Driving Lessons are suspended in areas in Tier 4. You must not travel out of a Tier 4 area to take your test or driving lessons somewhere else.

Driving lessons and Driving Tests in Scotland

In Scotland, driving tests are taking place in areas in protection levels 0, 1, 2 and 3.
Driving tests will be suspended in these areas if the driving examiner would need to travel from a protection level 4 area.

All types of driving tests and lessons are suspended in areas in protection level 4. You must not travel out of a level 4 area to take your test or lessons somewhere else.

All of mainland Scotland is currently in protection level 4.

If you do not wear a face covering, you must have a good reason, for example:

  • you have a physical or mental illness, impairment or disability
  • wearing it would cause you severe distress
  • you and the person you’re teaching live in the same household
Wearing glasses does not count as a good reason.
You can be fined £60 if you do not wear a face covering during a driving lesson in Scotland. This will be reduced to £30 if you pay within 28 days. More information from the Scottish Government about driving lessons.

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Driving lessons and Teests in Wales

In Wales, driving tests and lessons will take place in areas in alert levels 1, 2 and 3.

All types of driving tests are suspended in areas in alert level 4. You must not travel out of a level 4 area to take your test somewhere else.

All of Wales is currently in alert level 4.

If your driving test is affected

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will contact you if your test is affected by local restrictions and tell you what you need to do.


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