UPDATED 1st December 16:28
When lockdown ends on the 2nd November Driving lessons and tests will continue.
Still no new form DVSA but…
So far we have seen that tests have been now allocated for December 2nd in Tier 1 & 2 areas and from 3rd December in tier 3 but it looks like they will have reduced test slots. In tier 1 & 2 it looks like they will be conducting 6 tests a day instead of 7 and in tier 3 they will be conducting 5 tests a day and some people have already started having tests cancelled in tier 3 as they originally allocated 6 tests a day.
The Mirror reports that in all tiers driving lessons and test will be able to continue.
Driving Lessons are GO!
We have been told by the DVSA that Driving lessons can continue form 3rd December 2020. So get those lessons booked in fast!
If anything changes we will update this page.
Tier 3 rules explained
|Update on lockdown measures in England|
|. All driver and rider training and tests will be suspended in England from 5 November until 2 December 2020. We will be contacting affected test candidates soon.We’ll keep you updated on the situation and provide further guidance when we’re able too.|
Driving Lessons Resuming From 2nd December – Be Quick To Miss The Waiting List!
How To Book A Driving Lesson?
You will need to fill in our contact form below, its a bit larger than normal as we are dealing with a larger demand and trying to fit as many people in as safely possible. Please fill in the form below with as much information as possible so we can get you booked in asap, please note we are following all government guidelines on covid safety for your lessons (see below):
What We Are Doing To Keep You Safe.
We are following all the government, DVSA and DIA guidelines to keep you safe. You will be given the full breakdown and information directly from your instructor, you can find the guidance here and the main pointers to take notice of are:
- face masks/coverings are to be used by both instructor and learner
- car to be sanitised between each lesson
- hand sanitiser to be used on entry and exit of the car
- briefings/learning points to be done outside the car when possible
- windows to be open and air con off when possible to allow ventilation.
- all instructor to carry out health and safety risk assessments
- Requesting you download and use the NHS COVID 19 Track and trace app.
What You Need to Do to Keep Safe.
- If you have any COVID symptoms, call your driving instructor immediately and cancel your lesson.
- Then follow the governments advise on how long to isolate for and/or get a COVID test.
- If you have some symptoms then please cancel your lesson and monitor your situation.
- If you have come in contact with someone who has COVID, then please inform us immediately.
- If at all indoubt, call your instructor and they will help you as much as possible.
NHS Track and Trace App
Although while you have driving lessons in a car that isn’t a physical location, we dont require you to login in via the QR code. We do request that you download and use the app. This will speed up the tracking of the COVID situation and allow us to quickly stop driving lessons if anyone has a positive test result.
You can download the app here:
- Google – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.nhs.covid19.production
- Apple – https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id1520427663
COVID 19 Symptoms
The main symptoms of COVID 19 as described by the government are (but not exclusively) as follows:
- Having a high temperature. This means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- A new, continuous cough. This means coughing a lot, (for more than an hour), or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- A loss of taste or smell.
Practical Driving Tests and COVID 19
Your driving test will be slightly different currently to help with the protection on the driving examiners. The main differences are:
- No access to the test centre waiting room. You wait at your car and the examiner comes to you
- Examiner will wipe down the car and/or wear a mask and gloves.
- If you have a Serious fault, the examiner will direct you back to the test centre instead of carrying on with the rest of the test.
Further Information Can Be Found
Here are the links to further information about what you can do to keep safe and the official guidance from local authorities etc and useful links: