The Scottish Government has confirmed that from Monday 2 November 2020, by law, you and your pupils must wear a face covering during driving lessons.
This does not include motorcycle or tractor lessons.
If you or your pupil do not wear a face covering, you must have a good reason, for example:
- Physical or mental illness, impairment or disability
- Wearing it would cause severe distress
- You and the person you are teaching live in the same household
Your pupils will need to let you know before their lesson if they cannot wear a face covering.
You can be fined £60 if you do not wear a face covering during a driving lesson in Scotland. This will be reduced to £30 if you pay within 28 days.
Your pupils must bring and wear a face covering for their practical test, unless they have a good reason not to. If they refuse to wear a face covering they will not be able to take their test. If they do have a good reason they need to tell DVSA when they book their test.
Your pupils must also bring and wear a face covering for their theory test, unless they have a good reason not to.
If they already have a theory test booked and have a good reason not to wear a face covering they need to call Pearson VUE on 0300 200 1122.