Covid & general update
Updated: Aug 2, 2021
Heyy! It's been a while since I've written an update and this is important, please read the whole blog - I'll try and keep it as short as possible & in bullet points! :)
*This blog has been sent to every single pupil learning with us at the moment*
Firstly, after such a tough year, we would like to just check in and ask if you're ok? We're always here to chat, please let us know if there's anything we can do :)
Our instructors were let lose again in April 2021 when lockdown #3 ended and we've all LOVED being back on the road. It's been great to see some familiar pupil faces, as well as new faces! We've had some great test successes too, and we hope that continues throughout the rest of the year! :)
Covid restrictions are gradually easing, however we are still being safe and taking precautions. Masks will remain optional and we respect your choice. Cleaning the car between lessons and deep cleaning at the end of each day will still take place.
If you have any covid symptoms, please message your instructor as soon as possible. Please follow the current NHS self isolation and testing guidelines. We will cancel any lessons booked within the next 10 days - just to keep you, us, and our pupils safe.
If you are asked to self isolate through NHS test and trace, please message your instructor as soon as possible. We will continue lessons as soon as your self isolation period ends.
Payments will continue via bank transfer. Payments should not be made via cash. Please ensure payments are made before the lesson begins.
Our 48 hour cancellation notice period still remains in force. If you cancel your lesson with less than 48 hours notice, you will be charged. We are seeing a MASSIVE increase in short notice cancellations in the past 2 weeks. We have seen 14 cancellations in the past 14 days across all 7 of our instructors - we have NEVER seen this level of cancellations, even during the peak of the pandemic. We absolutely KNOW that some things cannot be helped and we appreciate that - we are all human and us instructors occasionally have these issues too! We appreciate your support and honesty with us :)
Those who are cancelling at short notice for non-genuine reasons are leaving the diary with open gaps that are hard to fill last minute, making it very difficult for us financially, but also making it difficult for the pupils who genuinely wanted a lesson that day. I HATE to be so blunt but this is honestly what we're facing and it's not fair on our instructors or other pupils.
For the above reasons, if a pupil is cancelling (at short notice) more lessons than they are actually having, we will consider removing them from our diary. This decision will not be made lightly and we will of course take into account all circumstances. The lesson space will then be given to the next pupil on our waiting list, who is desperately waiting for lessons.