DVSA has introduced at least one metre social distancing measures at theory test centres in England.
This is in line with current government guidance to stop the spread of COVID-19. Measures include:
- Using floor markings to keep people one metre apart
- Spacing workstations and chairs so candidates are at least one metre away from other people
- Extra cleaning of the test centres
- Using protective transparent screens at the reception desk
- Providing hand sanitiser for candidates to use when they arrive at the test centre, during their test and when they leave
- Cleaning workstations, including computers and headphones, before every test
Staff will wear a face covering (unless there’s a medical reason that it’s not recommended for them) and gloves.
Your pupils should wear a face covering when they go for their test if they can. They shouldn’t wear one if it will cause them difficulties – for example if they have a respiratory condition. They will need to remove it briefly so the test centre staff can check their ID. Your pupils can find out more about how to wear and make a cloth face covering on GOV.UK.
More tests were made available from 3 August to reduce the waiting time for theory tests.
Theory tests in Scotland restarted on 22 July and tests in Wales began on 3 August.