Driving tests restart in Jersey

Those taking theory and practical tests will have to wear face masks. Credit: PA/PA Archive/PA Images

People will once again be able to take their driving tests in Jersey.

Driver and Vehicle Standards are now allowing theory and practical tests to be conducted after months of cancellations because of lockdown. However strict hygiene and safety measures are in place for practical tests to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus:

  • Both the person taking the test and the examiner will need to wear a face covering or face mask;

  • The windows of the vehicle will need to remain open to provide ventilation;

  • Touch points in the vehicle will need to be cleaned before each test;

  • Six tests slots will be available per day, rather than the usual nine.

Anyone taking a theory test will also need to wear a face mask, stay one metre away from anyone in the theory room and only six candidates can take their test at anyone time.

The DVS is asking people to bring their own face masks to tests. They say they will not allow anyone to take a test if they have not got a face mask or face covering with them. To ensure that physical distancing is maintained, people will not be allowed to wait inside the DVS building.

A new undercover queuing system has been created to separate those waiting for driving tests and those waiting for their theory test.