Scottish lockdown extended
The Scottish government extends lockdown until the end of February
On 2 February, the Scottish Government announced that most of the country’s lockdown restrictions will remain in place until at least the end of February 2021.
You should continue to follow the Scottish Government guidance to stay at home except for essential reasons.
You can read more about the measures on the Scottish Government’s website.
Driving lessons must not take place in mainland Scotland or on the islands of Barra & Vatersay while the current restrictions are in place.
You must not travel out of these areas to give driving lessons.
If you live on an island not in temporary lockdown or protection Level 4 you can continue to provide lessons to any of your pupils as long as they do not live in an area in lockdown or protection Level 4.
All car driving tests are suspended in mainland Scotland and on the islands of Barra & Vatersay while the restrictions are in place. This includes ADI part 2 and 3 tests and standards checks.
As a result of the temporary lockdown travel restrictions our examiners are unable to travel to other areas in lower levels to take driving tests. We are suspending all tests booked in level 3, where the examiner is coming from mainland Scotland to deliver the test, until the travel restrictions are lifted.
We’ll email candidates affected by this to let them know we will reschedule their test.
If you have booked a test for any of your pupils, you will receive an email to let you know it will be rescheduled to a new time and date. You will need to contact your pupil to let them know.
We’ll send you an email with the new time and date as soon as possible; please ask your pupils to be patient.
If the new time and date is not suitable for you or your pupil, you can choose a different time and date on GOV.UK. You will need your pupil’s driving licence number to do this. Your pupil does not need to pay again to do this.
All theory tests are suspended in mainland Scotland until the restrictions are lifted.
Theory tests will go ahead on the isles of:
- Isle of Lewis
Candidates must not travel out of mainland Scotland or from the Islands of Barra & Vatersay to take a theory test.
We will email anyone who has booked a theory test and is affected by this to let them know their theory test is on hold and they need to reschedule it at https://www.gov.uk/change-theory-test.
If you booked your pupil’s theory test, you will need to use the booking system to rearrange their test for a new date and time.
Mobile emergency testing service
Because of the current COVID restrictions, we are not able to offer a mobile emergency worker test service in Scotland.
You can find what financial support is available on GOV.UK