Driving Tests and Driving Lessons during Coronavirus Lockdown

Driving lessons and Driving Tests in England

Driving lessons will be suspended in England (including for critical workers) from Thursday 5 November. They’re allowed to start again on Wednesday 2 December 2020.
Driving Tests are also suspended in England
Theory Tests have also been cancelled until Wednesday 2nd December 2020

You can not travel out of England to take a driving test in Wales or Scotland. If you do, you will not be allowed to take a test.

Driving lessons and Driving Tests in Scotland

You can still take Driving Lessons and Driving Tests in Scotland including the Theory Test, however Instructors and pupils must wear face coverings during driving lessons and practice sessions.
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 in Wales

Driving lessons, Driving Tests and Theory Tests are suspended in Wales. They’re allowed to start again on Monday 9 November 2020 at the end of the Wales Firebreak.


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