We have now had official confirmation from the DVSA that all lessons and driving tests must stop for the duration of the lockdown.
We have messaged our students and reconfirmed that no lessons will take place over the next 4 weeks. Lessons from December onwards remain booked.
We are unsure how driving tests will be rebooked - but we will update you as and when we know. It is incredibly unlikely that keyworkers will be allowed to continue lessons.
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We've been thinking...
We have decided to make the incredibly difficult decision to cancel lessons between Thursday 5th November to Wednesday 2nd December.
Your instructor will contact you individually today or tomorrow to cancel any lessons you have between these dates.
This is the VERY last thing we wanted to do, however we are acting responsibly - we have a duty of care to all of our pupils and instructors. The Government's intention is to try and reduce the spread of the virus - we would be undermining their intentions if we were to continue with lessons regardless.
We are still waiting on an announcement from the DVSA - we are FULLY expecting the DVSA to say that there will be no lessons and no tests taking place at all.
IF the DVSA announce that we CAN work, we will message you to reinstate your lessons, so we can teach again.
If you have a test booked
We don't have any further information on what will happen with tests that are booked during the one month lockdown at the moment.
We hope the DVSA will provide information on tests on Wednesday/Thursday - and we will update those who have tests booked individually.
If you are a keyworker
It is unlikely that the DVSA will set up the keyworker test system again for just one month. Therefore, it is unlikely that we will be allowed to teach keyworkers during the one month lockdown. Again, we will update you when we get information from the DVSA.
I really wish we had more information.
So to summarise - we are working on the assumption that lessons between 5th Nov - 2nd Dec are cancelled. If the DVSA say we can work, we will reinstate those lessons and we will teach during the one month lockdown.
We will keep you all updated when we get more information from the DVSA.
Stay safe and take care x