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Driving Lessons Restarting to all from 4th July COVID-19

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No Lessons or test until 2nd December… Contact now to be the first to get started when the lockdown is over!

We have just had the following information from the DVSA…

“Following the announcement on Saturday 31 October 2020 around further lockdown measures being introduced in England, we are working closely with the Government to agree the impact these will have on DVSA services.
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.”
for more information visit out COVID blog page

https://www.123-drive.com/covid-19/

Driving lessons resuming from 4th July – Be quick to miss the waiting list!

We do have some spaces left so fill out the enquiry form and let’s get you booked in asap!

 

 How to book a driving lesson?

123 Driving School in Southport

123 Driving School

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):

Name

Email address

Best contact number

Whats your availbility for lessons?

Is it Manual or Automatic Driving Lessons?

Please select any options that apply to you then expand in the message area below.

Passed Theory Test?Previous Driving Experience?Test booked already?Previous Driving Lessons?Had lessons with us before?

Please provide any other information that can help us book you in fast!

 What we are doing to keep you safe.

driving lessons starting back with masks ppe

driving lessons starting back following DVSA and government guidelines

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 pointer 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
  • all instructor to carry out full health and safety risk assessments
  • all learners to be text prior to the lesson to check they don’t have any COVID symptoms.

Full information will be given to you by your driving instructor. if you have any questions or worries please don’t hesitate to call us.

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Theory Tests Cancelled until 8th JUNE EDITED – COVID-19

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DVSA has cancelled theory test now until 8th June! – COVID-19 *EDITED*

IF you are a key worker, you can still have a test – UPDATED JUNE 3rd 2020 

If you are a key worker and need to drive you can still have lessons, theory test and driving test…

All theory tests in England from 4 – 7 June rescheduled

All theory tests in England from 4 – 7 June have been rescheduled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

We are preparing test centres for a safe return to testing for all candidates and social distancing measures are being put in place.

We will update you with a start date for theory testing in England as soon as we are able.

What DVSA are doing

We are emailing anyone with a test booked from 4 – 7 June inclusive to let them know it has been rescheduled.

A theory testing service will still be available to those who have a critical need to take a test, such as NHS and front line workers.

Please do not call our customer service centre as they will not be able to help. Stay up to date on the latest information on GOV.UK. 

We will be monitoring the situation and we will let you know if we need to cancel any more tests.

See our blog post on how to book a test and lessons if you are a keyworker

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Driving Lessons Available to Key Workers – COVID-19

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Driving Lessons are Available to KEY WORKERS now! – COVID-19

IF you are a key worker, you can still have driving lessons and a test – UPDATED April 28th 2020 

If you are a key worker and need to drive you can still have lessons and test…

Main Update – 28th April

DVSA have now stated that you need to be ready and available for a short notice test when you book your test. They have also changed how you book your practical driving test. Its no longer via email but online. Have a read of our *UPDATED* post below for full information.

 How to book a driving lesson?

You will need to fill in our contact form and state why you are a key worker. You now don’t need a test booked. We can advise you when to book your test after we have assessed your driving and worked our when you will be ready to book your test. You will also have to apply for a driving test and be on the waiting list or have a test date booked in order to have lessons. Fill in the form below:

 How to book a critial/key worker driving test?

critical / key worker driving lessons

Critical / Key worker driving lessons – Available NOW

You can ask the DVSA for an emergency test if you’re classed as a ‘critical worker’.

To apply for an Emergency test click here but remember you “You must be ready to take your test at short notice when you apply.” 

What you need to apply for a keyworker test

You need your UK driving licence number.

You’ll also need a scanned copy or photo of at least one of the following:

  • your work ID badge
  • an email to your work address from your employer, confirming you work for them
  • a letter (on headed paper) from your employer, confirming you work for them

How to protect yourself and other – COVID-19

You can find out how to protect yourself from COVID-19 or check if you need medical on the NHS website at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Driving lessons and test safety guidance

statement from NASP (National Associations Strategic Partnership) which comprises the ADINJC, DIA and MSA GB 23.3.2020

At an extremely difficult and worrying time for us all, taking into account the Government public health advice regarding social distancing and trying to control and delay the spread of the COVID-19 virus, NASP would urge all instructors to stop delivering driving lessons, if you have not already done so, with the exception of teaching key workers where necessary. This should be until the end of April and then we can then all review the situation again.

Lynne Barrie on behalf of NASP as the current chair

If you do deem it necessary to continue supplying driver or rider training (to key workers etc), please see our guidance below.

Call your pupils ahead of each lesson (even if you have seen them within the last couple of days).

  • Ask them if they have any symptoms.
  • Ask them if anyone they know, or have been in contact with, is showing symptoms.
  • Ask them if they, or if anyone they have been in contact with, has travelled from a high-risk, infectious region.

If a parent or anyone else comes along on the lesson, you will need to go through this with them too (or jointly).

Explain to them that you need to take a few extra precautionary measures during their lesson to keep them, and everyone safe.

Ask them:

  • To wash their hands or use sanitiser gel just prior to getting into the car.
  • To cover their mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing – so a sleeve or tissue, not their hands.

Tell them:

  • You’ll keep a window open for ventilation.

You also have some other housekeeping to do in order to help protect yourself and your client:

Before the client enters the vehicle, ensure that you have wiped over the following contact points:

Door handles (inside and out), window controls, seat adjusters, steering wheel and steering wheel height adjuster, parking brake, gear lever, indicator and wiper stalks and light controls with alcohol-based gel at the beginning and end of each training session. This would be good practise.

If you are unable to get the alcohol gel, then a bottle containing disinfectant, mixed with antibacterial soap and water and wiped over with kitchen paper and then dried with a separate sheet of kitchen paper would do. Ensure to discard the paper in the bin each time.

If your not a critical/key worker

 

We are now taking bookings for when we are back – book/ reserve YOUR space now so you are ahead of the queue!

We are having lots of enquiries, make sure you don’t get stuck waiting after everyone else has booked their places, book now to avoid long waits and disappointment 🙂

We are already taking booking for:

  • Driving Lessons
  • Intensive driving courses
  • refresher driving courses

So fill out the form below and get on the waiting list now 🙂

Use this form to book onto our waiting list, just put waiting list in the message 🙂

If you dont fall into one of the categories above, then you can still book your lessons but we will not be able to teach you until the guidance from the government is changed. We will be offering some great incentives/offers/bonuses to people who book now to have lessons when we are back up and running.

Stay safe everyone and see you on the other side.

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