Restarting Driving Lessons

post COVID-19

It's fair to say that everything's a little different these days, and that will include driving lessons. We've had to make a few changes to what we do in order to minimise the risk of spreading COVID-19.

We will be sanitising the car between driving lessons including all the touch points and using face masks during lessons. 

Before starting a lesson, we'll double check that you don't have any symptoms of COVID-19 and you've not been in contact with anyone showing the symptoms. We'll give you hand sanitiser before you get in the car and then to use throughout the lesson as needed.

Risk Assessment

Our Risk Assessment can be found at the bottom of this page. It is based on a Risk Assessment produced by one of the national driving instructor associations.

The Driving Test

There will be some key changes to the driving test once testing restarts, the summary of which is:​

  • Driving tests may be at different times to the ones we're used to and may be staggered to minimise number of people on site at the same time.

  • Arrive no more than 5 minutes before the test start time.

  • Driving test centres waiting rooms will be closed to instructors and pupils, although toilet facilities will be available on request.

  • Examiner will meet the pupil in the test centre cark park.

  • No accompanying driver may be present in the back on the test.

Face Coverings on Test

It will be mandatory to wear a face covering (scarf, mask etc.) unless there are exceptional circumstances which must have been pre-notified to the DVSA and agreed. If you do not have a face covering, the examiner can provide one. The face covering must be worn for the duration of the test.