Taking the Driving Test Blackpool Coronavirus

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If you have a driving test booked from August 2020 then its important that you follow the rules set out by the DVSA. These rules are set out to protect you and the driving examiner. If you are taking your driving test in Blackpool and using your instructor’s car then your driving instructor will be responsible for keeping the tuition vehicle clean and sterile as possible. However, the driving test candidate (you) must understand and agree to the rules too. 

Arriving for your driving test at Blackpool Test Centre

If using your own car for the test then the inside of the vehicle must be cleaned before the test. Your instructor will ensure the car is clean if using our Driving School’s car. The examiner will also use an antiviral wipe to clean the passenger door and anything they’ll need to touch inside the vehicle.

Do not arrive for your driving test more than 5 minutes before your appointment time.

The driving test centre waiting room will be closed to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, but the toilets will be available on request. We advise you use the toilet before getting to the Test Centre to avoid any possible delays.

Blackpool driving Test Centre is located at Government Buildings, Warbreck Hill Road ,Blackpool FY2 0XE

Keeping you safe during the Practical Driving Test

DVSA has introduced social distancing measures and safety precautions.

These include:

  • driving examiners wearing face coverings – they might also choose to wear gloves and use disposable seat covers
  • limiting the number of people arriving for a driving test at the same time
  • not allowing your driving instructor or supervising driver to sit in the back during your test

Wearing a face covering

You must bring and wear a face covering when you come for your test, unless you have a good reason not to. This includes if:

  • you have a physical or mental illness or impairment, or a disability that means you cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering
  • putting on, wearing or removing a face covering would cause you severe distress
  • you need to remove it during your test to avoid harm or injury or the risk of harm or injury to yourself or others

If you wear glasses

Wearing glasses does not count as a good reason not to wear a face covering. You should practise driving wearing a face covering before your test to help you prepare.

Your test will be cancelled if you come for your test without a face covering and you did not declare you could not wear one when you arranged your test.

You will need to remove your face covering briefly so your driving examiner can check your ID.

During the Driving Test

If you have a problem with your face covering during the test, your driving examiner will ask you to stop so you can adjust it. Your driving examiner will end the test early if it becomes a safety issue.

If you make a mistake

You can carry on if you make a mistake during your driving test.

If you make a serious or dangerous fault, which means you’ve failed, your driving examiner will direct you back to the driving test centre, where the test will end. This is to minimise the amount of time you need to spend in the vehicle.

At the end of your test

Your driving examiner will:

  • ask you to get out of your vehicle before they give you your test result feedback
  • ask if you want your instructor to come over to listen to the feedback if it’s safe to do so

This is to minimise the amount of time you need to spend in the vehicle.

When you must not come for your test

You must not come for your driving test if:

Change your driving test appointment if you need to self-isolate on the day of your driving test.

You can do this free of charge if you’re self-isolating, including if you do it at short notice (within 3 clear working days of the test).

If you recently entered the UK

If you’ve entered the UK in the last 14 days you must not go to your test, unless you:

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