July 15, 2020

Driving test news

Inviting Candidates to rebook tests.

From Thursday 16th July onwards the DVSA will be contacting practical car test candidates who had their driving test put on hold due to the lockdown.

Each candidate will be sent an email with a link to book a new test date and time as the usual booking system remains closed.The link will only work for people who have had their test put on hold,initially the DVSA will invite 10,000 people each day and split into batches as to spread out the demand. All the available appointments will be shown online, do not contact the customer service centre they cannot book slots.

Making sure your pupils are ready.

It’s important that you speak to your pupils before they rebook their tests to make sure:

  • they are ready to take their test
  • you are available to take them

As examiners will only be at test centres when they have a test booked, we have increased the minimum notice period for booking a test from 60 minutes to 10 hours.

Wearing a face covering

All candidates must wear a face covering when taking their driving test, unless they have a good reason not to. This includes if:

  • they have a physical or mental illness or impairment, or a disability that means they cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering
  • putting on, wearing or removing a face covering would cause them severe distress

When they arrange their test, they’ll need to say if there’s a good reason they cannot wear a face covering. The email will tell them how to do this.