DVSA Update 30th November: Wearing Face Coverings On Driving Lessons and Tests in Scotland

It is now law in Scotland to wear a face covering during a driving test and on driving lessons.

If a pupil cannot wear a face covering, they must tell DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) before arriving for their test.

The driving examiner can refuse to carry out the test if they or their pupil are not wearing a face covering when you arrive at the test centre. DVSA will not refund these tests.

The examiner will not refuse if you both live in the same household, or you have a good reason not to wear one.

Good reasons not to wear a face covering include:

  • a physical or mental illness, impairment or disability
  • wearing a face covering would cause severe distress

For further guidance, or if you have any questions, please get in touch with us.