Testing in testing times.

Examiners can wear face masks, says DVSA

The DVSA has announced that examiners may choose to wear their own face covering.

Wearing a face covering is optional and is not required by law, including in the workplace. If you or your pupils choose to wear one, it is important to use face coverings properly and wash your hands before putting them on and taking them off. Care must be taken to ensure that any additional items worn do not interfere with the control of the test. There is the potential for glasses fogging up when worn with a face covering.

Candidates are not required to wear face coverings, tests should still be conducted under these circumstances.

Where a candidate turns up for test wearing a face covering/mask, where necessary examiners will 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 will make them aware of the increased possibility of glasses/eye protection fogging up. Where issues arise with this on test, examiners will offer advice and guidance to help resolve the problem. If the issues continue to interfere with the safety of the test the examiner will terminate/stop the test on safety grounds.



  1. Is this just for key workers taking an emergency test or are the DVSA now taking test bookings as normal so anyone can now book a test?

    I am guessing this is for the former?


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