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DVSA update December 21st 2021

The following is an email I received from Loveday Ryder, the Chief Executive of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) on December 21st 2021. It details news on how the Omicron variant of Covid-19 may affect driving lessons and driving tests, details of a new driving test and much more. You can also listen …

I’m busy helping people with driving anxiety

Hi, it’s been almost a year since my last post in this blog! I’ve been busy helping people overcome driving anxiety as I spend less time giving driving lessons. It’s been great getting to work with so many people around the world and making such a big difference in their lives. I just wanted to …

Driving lessons tiers

Can I take driving lessons in tier 4 or tier 3?

You can take driving lessons and driving tests in tier 3 areas. Read the official announcement from the DVSA. You can not take driving lessons or tests in tier 4 areas because that is against the law. This includes taking lessons with someone that isn’t a driving instructor unless it’s part of an essential journey. …

Second lockdown driving lessons

Second lockdown driving lessons

Second lockdown driving lessons – all the latest news and updates will appear on this page as they happen. On October 31st 2020 the Prime Minister announced a second lockdown for the UK. How will this affect driving lessons and driving tests? Will driving tests go ahead in November? Can I still take lessons with …

Paul explaining social distancing in car

Driving lessons during COVID-19

Driving lessons started again on 12th April 2021. I have now had my first Covid-19 vaccination but am still following the safety measures below. By 21st June 2021 we will most likely be able to do driving lessons as before without face coverings or having to have the windows down. It’s essential that you follow …

When will driving test centres open

When will driving test centres open?

When will driving test centres open? BREAKING NEWS – JUNE 25th 2020 7PM. I have just recieved official confirmation from the DVSA that driving lessons and driving tests can resume from July 4th 2020! You can read the document for yourself here https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKDVSA/bulletins/2928912 You can read about how the DVSA plan to resume driving tests …

When will driving lessons resume

When will driving lessons resume?

When will driving lessons resume? BREAKING NEWS – JUNE 25th 2020 7PM. I have just recieved official confirmation from the DVSA that driving lessons and driving tests can resume from July 4th 2020! You can read the document for yourself here https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKDVSA/bulletins/2928912 You can read about how the DVSA plan to resume driving tests here …

Driving instructor Coronavirus support

Driving instructor support for COVID-19

This page looks at driving instructor support if your income has ben affected by COVID-19. The outbreak of Coronavirus has affected all driving instructors so here’s what you need to know. I’m going to look at some important points including: What you’ll be paid (it’s not 80% of your monthly income) How to defer car …

Driving test for key workers

Driving test for key workers

Driving test for key workers are now available through a new DVSA booking system. Until April 24th 2020 the only way to book a driving test if you are a key worker was to email the DVSA. This was a temporary system and it was taking weeks for them to reply to each test candidate. …

New theory test

New theory test

A new theory test is coming in 2020. The new test starts sometime in 2020 but it’s not clear exactly when it will be. The original start date of April 14th 2020 changed due to COVID-19. Let’s take a look at the changes and what difference they’ll make. New theory test video clips Up until …