Wearing glasses with face coverings on test

Your pupil must wear a face covering when they go to the test centre, unless they have a good reason not to. DVSA has said that wearing glasses does not count as a good reason not to wear a face covering.

Reasons include 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
  • They need to remove it during your test to avoid harm or injury or the risk of harm or injury to themselves or others

You should practise with them driving while wearing a face covering before their test to help them prepare. Talk to your pupil about the best way to do this. This could include:

  • Trying different types of face covering
  • Making sure your face covering fits well
  • Making sure the vehicle is well-ventilated

Watch a short video on the BBC News website with tips about how to stop glasses steaming up when wearing a face covering.

If your pupil has a problem with their face covering during the test, their driving examiner will ask them to stop so they can adjust it. Their driving examiner will end the test early if it becomes a safety issue.

2 thoughts on “Wearing glasses with face coverings on test”

    1. No . It is dangerous .
      If their was an accident the airbag could crush it into your face.
      They are not allowed.

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