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Vocational driving tests will restart in England this week following the end of the national lockdown, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced.

Grant Shapps: "I know many people are waiting to know if driving tests are recommencing. The answer is YES in all tiers by Thursday, with appropriate mitigation in place.

Good luck to those taking their tests - see you on the roads"

Tests will resume in tier 1 and 2 areas on Wednesday 2nd, and in tier 3 areas on Thursday 3rd.

Theory test will be recommencing in all tiers from the Wednesday.

Sharing our updated driving test guidance for examiners

DVSA have made some changes to their COVID driving test guidance for driving examiners.

They have made these changes to make it clear to you, your pupils and their examiners of what to expect on test.

Vehicle ventilation

The vehicle must have the windows open throughout the test. Learners are advised to wear clothing suitable for the weather.

At least 2 windows on opposite sides of the vehicle must be open throughout the test.

In bad weather, you do not need to open the windows so far that it makes the inside of the vehicle overly wet.

Vehicle cleanliness

Because of coronavirus (COVID-19), you must clean the inside of the vehicle before your test.

This means:

  • tidying any unnecessary items away from the dashboard, footwells, door pockets, cup holders and seats.

  • wiping down the dashboard and car controls and touchpoints such as door handles and seat belt controls

The examiner will do an additional clean of some surfaces. Completing insurance and residency declaration

Learners will also be able to fill out an insurance and residency declaration and have their licence checked inside the vehicle in bad weather.

We ask that pupils bring a pen with them to complete the paperwork.

DVSA examiners will only offer a pen if they do not have one, which will be wiped with an anti-viral wipe on return.

Sharing our updated driving test guidance

If you have any further questions on your vehicle training and test or are interested in gaining your licence please email across your enquiry to

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