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Limited Keyworker Theory & Car Tests have been confirmed by the DVSA today

We previously reported that all theory and practical tests were suspended, with no exceptions for keyworkers. Today the DVSA has released further information about how Limited Keyworker Theory and Car Tests will working, its called ‘Mobile Emergency Testing Service’

Who can use the Mobile Emergency Testing service?

A limited theory test and practical testing service will be introduced in England and Wales. This will be available to:

  • NHS health and social care workers
  • the emergency services
  • local councils

Who need to both:

  • drive as part of their job
  • respond to ‘threats to life’ as part of their job

Because of the current COVID restrictions, the DVSA are 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.

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

Who can Teach someone with a confirmed Emergency Theory or Car test booking?

A driving instructor 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.

The driving instructor 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. They must make sure that the pupil has the correct documentation as detailed below.

  • a copy of the pupil’s emergency test booking confirmation email
  • a copy of the application request from their employer

A driving instructor can use these to prove they’re allowed to teach during current restrictions if you’re stopped by the police.

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

If you are looking for automatic driving lessons in Basingstoke – then please visit our main website at https://www.automatic-instructor.co.uk for more information.

The DVSA has posted more details on their own website here. The information for this article was taken from an email from the DVSA, read more from the DVSA here.

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