Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Published 15/03/2020. Last Updated 23/03/2020 at 21:20

All lessons are currently suspended, until after 14th April as per government advice. We are currently taking bookings for after 14th April these may go ahead depending on the situation at that time.

Government guidelines are if you or anyone in your household have any symptoms to stay at home and self isolate for 14 days.

Once we start lessons again please do not turn up for a lesson with symptoms or if anyone else in your household has symptoms, we will not charge you for short notice cancellations for this reason, any lessons or test within 14 days will also have to be cancelled.

The DVSA have cancelled all Driving tests in the coming weeks and may not be conducting test for upto 3 months, the situation will continued to be accessed. We are hoping that the situation improves and test are rebooked sooner, but only time will tell.

Those that had tests booked, further information will be available in due course, but you do not need to do anything right now. The DVSA will automatically rebook your test, free of charge, as soon as they can. They will send you another email with the new date and time as soon as it’s been rebooked.

If you’re a critical worker (No lessons till after at least 14th April)

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

Find out how to apply at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-driving-tests-and-theory-tests#book-an-emergency-test-if-youre-a-critical-worker

Should you need to contact the DVSA they can be contacted on 0300 200 1122 or www.gov.uk/change-driving-test

Most of my current pupils know my fiance (Debbie) is serious ill with cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy and has been told by the hospital she is in the high risk group and to do all she can to avoid catching this, we are doing all we can to avoid catching this. Please do not attempt to come to a lesson or test while ill you will be turned away and fully charged and where possible wash your hands before lessons.

If you do need to cancel short notice please call us 01978 504025 because we use a call answering service used by 100’s of other instructors and a 24 hour cancelation policy, you will most likely get told there is a charge, the reason will be passed on to me and if it’s because of the Coronavirus the charge will be removed.

Those that may decide to postpone their lessons and self isolate during the whole of this outbreak, while we would try our best to rebook you in afterwards we cannot guarantee to be able to keep your place.

If you do need to cancel please do this ASAP please don’t leave it till last minute as this will prevent anyone else from booking.

We accept no responsibility for information we have received from 3rd parties (The DVSA) contained within this page.

Regards

Martin Cohen