Face coverings mandatory in Scotland during driving lessons and tests

From today face coverings must be worn in Scotland

The Scottish Government has confirmed that from Monday 2 November 2020, by law, you and your pupils must wear a face covering during driving lessons.

This does not include motorcycle or tractor lessons.

If you or your pupil do not wear a face covering, you must have a good reason, for example:

  • Physical or mental illness, impairment or disability
  • Wearing it would cause severe distress
  • You and the person you are teaching live in the same household

Your pupils will need to let you know before their lesson if they cannot wear a face covering.

You can be fined £60 if you do not wear a face covering during a driving lesson in Scotland. This will be reduced to £30 if you pay within 28 days.

Your pupils must bring and wear a face covering for their practical test, unless they have a good reason not to. If they refuse to wear a face covering they will not be able to take their test. If they do have a good reason they need to tell DVSA when they book their test.

Your pupils must also bring and wear a face covering for their theory test, unless they have a good reason not to.

If they already have a theory test booked and have a good reason not to wear a face covering they need to call Pearson VUE on 0300 200 1122.

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