The Government and DVSA has confirmed that driving lessons and testing can safely restart as normal in areas in tier 1 and 2 when the current national restrictions end on Wednesday 2nd December.
Additional measures for driving tests in tier 3 areas
The DVSA will restart car practical tests in tier 3 areas from 3 December and they will be introducing additional safety measures in these areas.
- reducing the number of car practical tests DVSA Examiners carry out per day to 5 in tier 3 areas
- anyone who has a car practical test booked in a tier 3 area who is exempt from wearing a face-covering may have to delay their test until the area moves out of tier 3. They will reschedule the test if they cannot find a volunteer driving examiner to conduct their test without them wearing a face covering
What this means to pupils
The DVSA will email everyone in a tier 3 area who has a test booked to let them know about the additional measures.
They’ll also be contacting anyone whose driving test has been affected by these additional measures to let them know what will happen next.
2nd December tests
The Government has clarified that all car practical and theory testing can resume on Wednesday 2nd December in tier 1 and 2 areas.
The DVSA previously rescheduled tests booked for this day to a later date.
Pupils who had a practical test previously scheduled for 2nd December in a tier 1 or 2 area, the DVSA will be in contact with you today (1 December), to offer the opportunity to rebook the test for 2nd December.
The DVSA did not want to automatically rearrange pupils’ test to the 2nd December in case the pupil was no longer available or in case the pupil needed refresher driving lessons before your test.
Test Centre Waiting rooms
Following the successful reopening of Test Centre waiting rooms in a number of locations, the DVSA is able to reopen a further 94 waiting rooms in early December.