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Sharing our updated driving test guidance for examiners

We have made some changes to our COVID driving test guidance for driving examiners.

We have made these changes to make it clear to you, your pupils and our examiners of what to expect on test.

Vehicle ventilation

The car must have the windows open throughout the test. Your pupils are advised to wear clothing suitable for the weather.

At least 2 windows on opposite sides of the car must be open throughout the test. Any combination of windows can be opened, for example, one from the front and back.

In bad weather, you do not need to open the windows so far that it makes the inside of your car overly wet.

Vehicle cleanliness

Because of coronavirus (COVID-19), you must clean the inside of your car before your test. This means:

  • tidying any unnecessary items away from the dashboard, footwells, door pockets, cup holders and seats.
  • wiping down the dashboard and car controls and touchpoints such as door handles and seat belt controls

The examiner will do an additional clean of some surfaces.

Completing insurance and residency declaration

Your pupils will also be able to fill out an insurance and residency declaration and have their licence checked inside the car in bad weather.

Please tell your pupils to bring a pen with them to complete the paperwork.

Our examiners will only offer a pen if they do not have one, which will be wiped with an anti-viral wipe on return.

Sharing our updated driving test guidance

As with previous guidance, we have shared the updated COVID driving test guidance for driving examiners with the training industry.

We hope this guidance will help you prepare your car and your pupil for their test.

NASP has published our updated guidance on their website where it is available for you to view.

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