A Pass 4 U COVID-19 Update

(last updated 03/11/2020).

Dear All,

As many of you will have seen, yesterday afternoon the DVSA announced that all driver and rider training is to stop on Thursday the 5th of November until the 2nd of December in England. All tests are also to be cancelled in this period. As yet there is no guidance on how the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) are going administer the rebooking of practical driving tests.

We have also been made aware that theory tests will also be affected and will be suspended from Thursday 5th November and will restart on Wednesday 2nd December. If you have booked a theory test and it is scheduled to take place during this period, you will receive an email from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) confirming that your test has been put on hold. You will need to log into the DVSA system and reschedule your test.

We will over the next day or 2 be contacting all of our pupils that have intensive driving courses booked during this period to advise them of what the situation is. But, at this present time with no guidance on the booking of tests, we are unable to rebook the course. We are however hoping that the DVSA will in the next day or so give us some guidance/news and if they follow the same rules as the 1 st lockdown prioritise anyone whose test is cancelled.

We have asked our driving instructors to stay in touch with pupils that are having hourly lessons to keep them up to date with the situation.
Keyworkers – At this present time, we do not know if critical keyworkers will be given any preferential booking of tests but if the same rules apply as in the 1 st lockdown critical keyworkers will be people who work in the following areas:

  • NHS
  • Emergency Services
  • Armed Forces

 

Any other industries are not considered “Critical Keyworkers” by the DVSA. Again, if we receive any updates for this subject we will post them on our FB page and on our blog.

We are hoping that you all stay safe & well in these troubled times and should you have any queries please do not hesitate to call us on 01702 308763 or drop a message.

Regards,
A M Mihill.
Services Director
APass4U Driving School