Only mobile emergency workers who have a confirmed emergency driving test booking in England and Wales are currently allowed to undertake driving lessons.

This service is only available to:

  • NHS health and social care workers
  • the emergency services
  • local councils

To be eligible, you must:

  • need to drive as part of your job and
  • respond to ‘threats to life’ as part of your job

You must talk with your employer to find out if you are eligible and how to apply.

LDC driving school instructors can only teach mobile emergency workers who have a confirmed test booking even if current local or national restrictions do not allow driving and riding tests.

This does not include anyone who only has a routine driving test booked – even if you are an NHS health and social care worker, emergency service worker or local council worker.

To be allowed you must make sure you have the correct documentation as detailed below:

  • a copy of your emergency test booking confirmation email
  • a copy of the application request from your employer

These documents must be available to show should you be stopped by the police during a driving lesson.

For the full information follow the link below: (this service is not available in Scotland)

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-restarting-driver-and-rider-training-and-tests/coronavirus-restarting-driver-and-rider-training-and-tests

Please note that not all LDC driving instructors are willing to take emergency test worker lessons during this time. To view instructors in your area please visit the driving schools page or call 0800 400 777 to speak to a member of our team.