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.
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!
all for your patience and support.
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
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.
The DVSA have today repeated the advice that Driving
instructors should only be teaching Key Workers who have a special emergency
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
Current advice from DVSA is still that Driving
Instructors should only be working if teaching Key Workers who have a special
emergency test booked.
With the lockdown easing things should
Pupils who had tests cancelled prior to
lockdown, currently have them rebooked for late June / early July. I will
obviously need to prioritise these pupils first, assuming those tests will go
I will then see what can be done for the
rest of my pupils. It is likely that in the early stages of the return I will
be working reduced hours.
If the situation changes, I will let you
know. Please check back here regularly, I will update on 15th June
(if not before)