Driving Tests: Coronavirus

(asked on 1st July 2020) - View Source

Question to the Department for Transport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent advice his Department has received from Public Health England on the safe restarting of driving tests as the covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.


Answered by
Rachel Maclean Portrait
Rachel Maclean
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
This question was answered on 6th July 2020

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency’s (DVSA) priority throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has been the safety of its staff and the wider public. That remains its priority as it restarts its services.

The DVSA has consulted with Public Health England and has released an updated version of its standard operating procedure and risk assessments to driving examiners, which contains social distancing measures and safety precautions, to ensure the safe restart of driving tests. The DVSA is currently engaging with Scottish and Welsh Governments to ensure it engages with Health advisors before services are resumed in both.

This content was generated for your convenience by Parallel Parliament and does not form part of the official record.
Recent Documents related to Driving Tests: Coronavirus

1. Global Travel Taskforce recommendations
24/11/2020 - Department for Transport
- View source

Found: Prime Minister by the Secretaries of State for Transport and for Health and Social Care

2. COVID-19: letter to clinically extremely vulnerable people
18/03/2021 - Public Health England (PHE)
- View source

Found: national restrictions for the whole population, which explains how restrictions will be eased over time

3. Global Travel Taskforce: safe return of international travel
09/04/2021 - Department for Transport
- View source

Found: The Safe Return of International Travel Presented to the Prime Minister by the Secretary of State for

4. Department for Transport issued a taskforce report
07/10/2021 - Competition and Markets Authority
- View source

Found: The Safe Return of International Travel Presented to the Prime Minister by the Secretary of State for

5. COVID-19 Response: Summer 2021 (Roadmap)
05/07/2021 - Cabinet Office
- View source

Found: COVID - 19 RESPONSE: SUMMER 2021 July 2021 COVID - 19 R ES PONSE:

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Driving Tests: Coronavirus

1. Oral Answers to Questions
29/04/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: steps his Department is taking to prepare for the safe reopening of international travel as covid-19 lockdown - Speech Link
2: steps his Department is taking to prepare for the safe reopening of international travel as covid-19 lockdown - Speech Link
3: already know that countries with very low rates of covid infection will be placed on a green list. Will my - Speech Link

2. Covid-19: Extension of Driving Theory Test Certificates
28/01/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: when she responds on behalf of the Government.The covid-19 pandemic has had untold impacts on so many aspects - Speech Link

3. Covid-19 Response
02/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: of daily deaths is lower than at any time since lockdown began on 23 March. Today’s Office for National - Speech Link

4. Covid-19 Update
05/05/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care if he will make a statement - Speech Link
2: overwhelmed and expanded testing capacity to over 100,000 tests a day. As a Government, we are working resolutely - Speech Link
3: our brave NHS and care staff? I say to the Secretary of State that clapping and campaigns for medals are - Speech Link

5. Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020
10/06/2020 - General Committees

1: Committee has considered the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations - Speech Link
2: Committee has considered the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Driving Tests: Coronavirus
Latest Questions