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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.

Chris RichardsDriving Lessons Available to Key Workers – COVID-19

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