Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Driver Testing Service

Under Covid19 Level 5 Government restrictions effective from midnight on Wednesday 21 October, for six weeks, you can attend your scheduled driving test appointment provided you are an essential worker involved in the provision of essential services or essential retail outlets. You can view the list of essential services at Level 5 on 

Cancelling your Test

If you are not involved in the provision of essential services or essential retail outlets, please cancel you test appointment here.

Waiting for a Test Date?

We are experiencing a high demand for driving tests at the moment. If you have submitted a driving test application we will be in touch with an appointment date, there is no need to contact us.

Need a test urgently?

If you are an essential worker and require an urgent test in connection with that work, then you can request a test here.  


What to do if you have a disability, are hard of hearing or cannot speak English

Disabilities & communication problems

You should notify the RSA’s Driver Testing Section in advance if you:

  •  have a severe hearing problem
  •  are restricted in your movements or have any disability which could affect your driving
  •  drive an adapted vehicle

This will ensure you don’t face any delays on the day of your test.
You should also note that if the vehicle you use for the test is adapted to suit a disability (eg, it has additional controls), this will be recorded on your full driving licence.


If you cannot speak English or are deaf, you are permitted to have an interpreter with you for the first (oral) part of the test. They are also permitted to be present at the technical checks, secondary controls and in-car checks and hand signals (which will be conducted at the desk). This person must not be your driving instructor, and may not accompany you during the practical element of the test.