UPDATE (18th March). The DVSA has confirmed it is to postpone Driving Tests on Thursday 19th March and Friday 20th March due to the unfolding coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.
Further to our Driving Lesson advice due to Coronavirus (11th March), the Driver & Vehicles Standards Agency (DVSA) has just provided an update (12th Match) to Driving Instructors on how Coronavirus may impact Driving Test cancellations and rearrangements.
Below find the communication quoted below:
Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for instructors
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.
Please do not bring your pupil to their test if you or your pupil feel unwell.
We (the DVSA) are emailing anyone with a test booked in the next week to let them know what they need to do if they feel unwell.
If you think you might have coronavirus
Follow the latest NHS advice if you think you might have coronavirus. The symptoms of coronavirus are:
– a cough
– a high temperature
– shortness of breath
NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need NHS medical help and advises you what to do.
If there’s a chance you could have coronavirus, you might be asked to stay away from other people (self-isolate).
If you or your pupil need to cancel or rearrange a test
We (the DVSA) will rebook your pupil’s test free of charge if it has to be cancelled or changed because of coronavirus. This includes if it’s done at short notice (within 3 clear working days of the test).
Your pupil will need call us to cancel or change on 0300 200 1122 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm). You cannot cancel or change your test online, if it’s because of coronavirus.
Find out more details on call charges.
Safe Driving, Bill Plant Driving School