Mr Almelid, who took his lessons with RED Driving School in Edinburgh, said: “I’m over the moon to have passed my test. It feels like there’s been more pressure than ever to pass first time given the demand for tests and lessons.
“The 10-day turnaround between lessons resuming and practical tests restarting was a little tighter than I would’ve liked, but I’m so glad it has worked out with all of Andrew’s (his driving instructor) support.
“Now that I have my licence and lockdown has eased, I’m excited to go on big road trips. I’m particularly keen to explore the Highlands.”
Students and examiners must wear a face covering during the test unless they have a good reason not to, and drivers are advised to take a Covid-19 rapid lateral flow test beforehand.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) said candidates need to have passed a theory test in the last two years to be able to take most types of driving tests.
It said theory test certificates will not be extended because people’s road safety knowledge and hazard perception skills need to be up to date when taking driving lessons and their test.
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