Update 24th December 2020

Unfortunately, from 26th December 2020 we will be in Tier 4, which means that once again Driving Lessons cannot take place – just as we had got back in to the routine!

Once we move in to a lower tier, I should be able to start lessons again.

May I wish all Drivewise pupils, past present and future, a Happy and Healthy Christmas, and a much improved 2021!

Update 02/11/2020 – 2nd Lockdown

Following The Prime Minister’s announcement of a second lockdown, I have today received an email from DVSA stating:

“All driver and rider training and tests will be suspended in England from 5 November until 2 December 2020. “

In other words all lessons will be suspended from this Thursday until after 2nd December. How this will effect those with tests booked after 2nd December I do not know, however I will be in contact with those affected as soon as I hear something.

Update 27th July 2020

Since my last update, I have, as planned made a phased restart to lessons. Most pupils have now had a lesson, or have one booked for this week. Those that have not, I will be in touch soon.

I am not able to work as many hours as I did before lockdown, due to the cleaning needed before and after each lesson, along with a number of other factors. However, it is good to be back on the road, even if it is from behind a face covering!

Thank you all for your patience and support.


Update 26th June

Yesterday, 25th June, it was announced that driving lessons could resume on 4th July, with practical tests commencing on 22nd July. We are still waiting for advice on how we should be conducting lessons, but plans for the restart of Drivewise are now being put into action

I will be making a phased restart to lessons, with priority being given to the 4 pupils who had tests booked and cancelled at the start of the lockdown. I will then add more of my existing pupils to the diary as we go. With the extra cleaning that will be needed between lessons, there may be less space in the diary and I may not be able to take on new pupils straight away.

We were told on the 23rd that we could not restart. While the U turn is welcome, I had already made other plans for part of July, which I may not be able to change easily.

I will be contacting all current pupils individually over the next week to discuss how we proceed.

Looking forward to getting back to teaching you all.


Update – 15th June 2020

The DVSA have today repeated the advice that Driving instructors should only be teaching Key Workers who have a special emergency test booked.

The booked tests that had been rescheduled for late June / early July have now been postponed again, with no new date given. We will be informed when we can rebook these. The pupils effected will be given priority by the DVSA when rebooking.

So I am afraid we are still all on hold. I will continue to monitor the situation and will update here at the end of the month, unless there is any change before.

On a positive note, I will be able to take contactless payment once lessons do restart.

Stay safe everyone – Alan