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The lifting of Covid-19 measures in England. Since the start of the pandemic Covid restrictions have changed the way we have worked. Restrictions have been lifted on all driving lessons, although I will continue to respect the wishes of my clients. The changes are as follows: Face Covering are a personal choice for practical and theory tests.

Driving tests will not longer end early unless the candidates driving is so poor it is a risk to their safety and that of other roads users.

Instructors may accompany their clients on their driving test.

You not longer need to self isolate if you have Covid-19 but you are encouraged to rearrange your test if you feel unwell for any reason.

Face Coverings

Its a personal choice on whether they want to wear a face covering on their driving or theory test from 1 March in England.

Candidates will no longer have to let the DVSA know if they cannot wear a face covering in advance of their driving test from 1 March.

Driving examiners can also make a personal choice to wear a face covering if they wish.

Face coverings continue to be a personal choice for instructors and your pupils during driving lessons in England.

Ending driving tests early

From 1 March, our driving examiners will no longer end tests early and they can continue after a candidate has committed a serious or dangerous fault to give them the full-test experience.

Tests will only be terminated early if the driving examiner assesses that the candidate’s driving is so poor it risks their safety and that of other road users. This is in line with our pre-COVID-19 policy.

ADIs sitting in on tests

Restrictions on ADIs and accompanying drivers to sit in on a driving test from 1 March.

This means that driving examiners will ask your pupil if they want someone to:

  • sit in the back of the car during the test

  • be with them for the result and feedback

Clean vehicles

The DVSA will no longer be cancelling driving tests if the inside of a vehicle is not clean.

However, you should make sure your vehicle is clean and tidy when presenting it for a driving test in line with good hygiene.

It will be optional for examiners to wipe down surfaces in test vehicles or ventilate these vehicles during tests.

Pupils testing positive for COVID-19

If candidates test positive for COVID-19 up to 5 days before their driving test you should not attend your test to reduce the spread of the virus.

You should email us at with the subject title ‘COVID-19 short notice cancellation’ to rearrange their test.

Taking rapid lateral flow tests

Until 1 April, we continue to ask ask clients to take a rapid lateral flow test before their driving test if they do not have COVID-19 symptoms. We are asking that they do this on the day of their driving test, before they leave home.


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