Are driving tests currently
taking place in the UK during the pandemic?
All driving tests from the 4th january 2021 – April 22nd 2021 have been cancelled and a new driving test booking will be reallocated, due to the closure of driving test centres across the UK.
DVSA announced in February, that a limited amount of driving tests will be available for critical workers subject to approval on a case by case basis.
Has the driving
because of Covid 19 ?
On the whole their hasn’t been any changes to the driving test and how its marked, however their are a few safety protocols you should be aware of.
The driving test will be terminated once a serious or a dangerous fault has been committed. You’ll then be guided back to the driving test centre by the examiner.
Your driving instructor will not be allowed to sit in and be present during your driving test
When you arrive at the test centre, you’ll need to wait in your car (and not the test waiting area) until the driving examiner makes their way to your vehicle.
During the driving test, the examiner may ask you to have both windows down, so be prepared for an increase in traffic noise and the elements outside the car like: wind, light rain, cold or hot weather.
When can I take
driving lessons again ?
If you’ve previously been taking driving lessons with Evolution driving school in Liverpool and have been active within your driving instructors diary prior to lockdown.
We’ll make sure your place is reserved from the 12th April, which is the date the DVSA have indicated all driving instructors can begin to teach learner drivers again. This decision is subject to ongoing analysis of the R rate staying at a controlled level.
Theory test expiring?
Many learner drivers may have to resit their theory test again, due to their theory test expiring before they can physically take a driving test.
We understand this is a frustrating period for test candidates, as its a situation you couldn’t account for when you first passed your theory test.
If your theory test expires before 22nd April – unfortunately you will have to resit your theory test again, due to know driving tests being available until this date and onwards.
If Your theory test expires not long after this date, then you can look for a driving test cancellation using a third party company, Like cancellations for all which is attached to the ink below.
DVSA announced the use of face masks to be worn on driving tests, unless you have a medical condition which makes you exempt.
Currently we’re implementing the same guidelines as them too, via requesting both learner drivers and our driving instructor’s wear a mask too.
If their is a medical reason to make either of them exempt, we’ll review the situation to see if we can find a solution. For your protection, we will have hand sanitiser available for you to use. We will always make sure we have plenty of supplies, incase you would like to use it multiple times throughout the driving lesson.
Car will be cleaned
after every driving lesson
Hand wash will be available at all times
Windows will be down a little more than usual for ventillation
Our cancellation policy is 48 hours notice or we would still have to charge for the driving lesson in full.
Due to the severity of covid 19 we’ll be suspending this policy until further notice.
Please take a proactive approach, if you have Covid symptoms and take immediate action to cancel your driving lesson to avoid the risk of cross contamination.