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Driving Instruction: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 57144, tabled on 9 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what social distancing measures will be required when driving tuition resumes following the covid-19 outbreak.

Answered on

17 June 2020

As the health and safety of staff and customers is key, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is currently working closely with the Department for Transport to prepare for a safe return to testing.

At present, its services are under review and it will announce details of resumption in due course.

When providing driving lessons, all approved driving instructors (ADI) should put in place appropriate measures, in line with the latest Public Heath England and Cabinet Office guidance, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Using the latest Government guidance, the DVSA is working closely with the Approved Driving Instructors National Associations Strategic Partnership (NASP) to develop appropriate plans and control measures that will enable the resumption of non-essential driving lessons.

Further information about safety measures can be found on line at: www.gov.uk/coronavirus/business-support