LATEST: DVSA updates Standard Operating Procedures for Examiners – and advice on face coverings
DVSA has today issued updated Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to all Examiners currently conducting Critical Worker tests. The latest SOP has specific guidance on the wearing of face coverings, which are still optional for Examiners and candidates.
Neither candidate nor Examiner is required by law to wear a face covering but they are allowed on tests – as long they do not impede the safe operation of the vehicle.
Where a candidate turns up for test wearing a face covering/mask, where necessary examiners should ask the candidate to temporarily remove their face covering/mask so their identity can be confirmed.
Where candidates present for test wearing glasses and a face covering/mask, examiners are to make them aware of the increased possibility of glasses/eye protection fogging up.
Where issues arise with this on test, examiners should offer advice and guidance to help resolve the problem. If the issues continue to interfere with the safety of the test the examiner should terminate/stop the test on safety grounds.
From 24th April, DVSA have launched a new service to help make it quicker and easier for key workers to apply for an emergency driving test or an emergency theory test.
How the new service will work
Key workers will no longer need to email to request an emergency test. Instead, they will need to submit an application on GOV.UK.
They will be asked to supply their ID at the start of the application, so we have all the information we need to confirm if they’re eligible for an emergency test.
We will email those who meet the criteria, with a new test date and time at their nearest available test centre. This will be based on the information they provide when submitting their application.
Well done Molly, finally getting the better of your nerves and passing your test and proving what a good driver you are
Congratulations James, Passed your test first time with 5 minor errors, excellent result
You controlled your nerves and you passed your test first time, just 8 minors, fantastic achievement, really well done