Coronavirus - (COVID-19)
Thursday 7th May 2020
I hope that you are all well and managing to stay safe without going completely stir crazy!?
It sounds as though Boris Johnson is going to give us an update this Sunday (10th May) on how he plans to relax the current lockdown situation. Following this I will hopefully have a better idea of what they are planning and perhaps be able to put some things in place so that we can get back to lessons again safely and as soon as possible.
I have to be honest and say that I am not expecting driving instructors, or anyone else that has to work in close proximity to others, to be allowed back to work quite yet, especially as Scotland have announced a further 3 weeks of lockdown, however I am making plans for when it can happen. I will be thoroughly cleaning the car between each lesson, I will be wearing disposable gloves and I think it’s highly likely that we will all be required to wear a mask of some sort.
I will continue to update everyone as and when possible and let’s hope for some good news on Sunday.
Take care and stay safe.
Friday 20th March 2020
Today, I have made the very difficult decision to stop all driving lessons with immediate effect￼.
So far, there has been no direct instruction from the government but the DVSA cancelling all practical tests for 3 months, for all but critical workers, and the continuing advice to observe 'social distancing' means that I can no longer justify putting myself and my students at risk.
I believe that this is the right thing to do as the more we have contact with other people outside of our immediate families the greater the risk to those we love and care about.
I am extremely disappointed that, as yet, the government have not come up with a plan for the self-employed, so this will hit all of us hard financially as well as potentially jeopardising the future of a lot of businesses.
I will continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis and update all my students as and when necessary. Hopefully it won't be too long before we can carry on with lessons￼.
Please take care of yourselves, keep your distance from others and stay safe.
Monday 23rd March 17.00