DVSA Update: Mobile Emergency Testing Service

To help stop the spread of COVID-19, routine practical driving tests have been suspended in England, Scotland and Wales.

A limited theory test and practical testing service will be introduced in England and Wales, which will be available to the following who need to drive as part of their job and respond to ‘threats to life’.

  • NHS health and social care workers
  • Emergency services
  • Local councils

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, DVSA is not able to offer a mobile emergency worker test service in Scotland.

These tests will be carried out by examiners who have volunteered to continue to test during lockdown.

DVSA will be contacting these organisations directly to explain how they can access this service.

You can teach mobile emergency workers who have a confirmed test booking even if current local or national restrictions do not allow driving and riding tests. You must not teach anyone who only has a routine driving test booked – even if they are an NHS health and social care worker, emergency service worker or local council worker. You must make sure that your pupil has the correct documentation as detailed below.

During lessons you must be sure to follow government guidance about working safely during coronavirus.

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