DVSA Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for Driving Instructors and Students for Practical and Theory Tests
17th March 2020
|INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE DVSA AND UK GOVERMENT UPDATED: 19/03/2020|
You should still go for your driving or theory test, unless you, someone you live with, your instructor or someone they live with have coronavirus symptoms.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.
The symptoms are:
Stay at home for:
YOU MUST NOT GO TO YOUR DRIVING TEST OR THEORY TEST IF YOU HAVE TO STAY AT HOME, YOUR TEST WILL NOT GO AHEAD IF YOU HAVE THESE SYMPTOMS.
This applies to all types of theory tests, driving tests and approved driving instructor (ADI) standards checks.
For driving tests, this applies to both you and your driving instructor, or anyone accompanying you in the vehicle.
Use the NHS 111 online Coronavirus service if:
Cancel or rearrange your test if you have coronavirus symptoms
You need to cancel or rearrange your test if you have coronavirus symptoms.
You will be able to do this free of charge, even if it’s at short notice.
How you do this depends on when your test is.
If your test is more than 3 clear working days away
You can cancel or change your appointment online if it’s more than 3 clear working days away.
Working days do not include Sundays and public holidays.
Use the service to:
If your test is within the next 3 working days
Call the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to cancel or change your appointment if your test is within the next 3 working days.
You’ll need to give your:
DVSA customer services
Telephone: 0300 200 1122
Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm
If your test is cancelled by DVSA for another reason
DVSA might have to cancel your test for other reasons, for example, if the examiner is unwell.
If you booked your test through Pass N Go Driving School please call us on 0333 207 0663 if you do need to change or cancel your test due to coronavirus (COVID-19)