Wearing a face covering at your test
You must wear a face covering at your test. If you do not wear one, you must have a good reason, for example:
you have a physical or mental illness, impairment or disability
wearing it would cause you severe distress
Wearing glasses does not count as a good reason.
If you cannot wear a face covering
After you’ve booked your test online, you must email DVSA to say why you cannot wear a face covering. If you do not, and you come to your test without a face covering, your test will be cancelled.
Include ‘face covering exemption’ in the subject line. Add your name, driving licence number and theory test details to the email.
You may not be able to take your test at the test centre of your choice.
DVSA theory test enquiries
Telephone: 0300 200 1122
Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm
When you must not go to your test
You must stay at home (self-isolate) and not go to your test if:
you or someone you live with has coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms
you’ve been told by the NHS Test and Trace service that you’ve been in contact with a person who has coronavirus
you’re self-isolating because you recently entered the UK
Change your theory test appointment for free if you need to self-isolate on the day of your test.
Security at the test centre
All test centres are security monitored.
As you enter the test room, you’ll be checked for items that could be used to cheat. Your test will not go ahead if you do not allow this check.
It is illegal to cheat in a theory test. You can be sent to prison and banned from driving.
When you arrive at the test centre, all personal items must be placed in the secure locker provided. These items include:
food and drink
ear-pieces or headphones
mobile phones and other electronic devices
hats, bags and coats
books and revision notes
If you are found to have any of these items in the test room:
your test may be stopped and voided
you may be asked to leave
the test fee may not be refunded
No waiting facilities
Test centres have no waiting facilities for any adults or children accompanying candidates.
Prepare for the test
Learn more about preparing for a car theory test including free practice tests here: https://www.gov.uk/theory-