Driving Tests and Driving Lessons during coronavirus

Driving lessons and Driving Tests in England

Driving lessonsIn England, Driving Lessons are suspended in England because of the national lockdown.
Driving Tests In England, Driving tests are suspended in England because of the national lockdown.
Theory Tests In England, Theory tests are suspended in England because of the national lockdown.

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, Theory tests are suspended in Scotland because of the temporary lockdown.

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.

You must not provide driving lessons or motorcycle training in mainland Scotland unless it’s with someone from your household during an essential journey because of the temporary lockdown. Driving lessons and motorcycle training can take place in areas in protection level 3.

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 Tests in Wales

In Wales, driving tests and lessons will take place in areas in alert levels 1, 2 and 3. You must not provide driving lessons or motorcycle training in Wales unless it’s with someone from your household during an essential journey because it’s in alert level 4.

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.
Theory tests are suspended in Wales because it’s 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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