Currently the DVSA guidelines are, only key workers can continue to take driving lessons who have applied for a critical driving test
When can I take lessons again?
Currently there is no date in place. The DVSA is in consultation with the government authorities on how driving tests and driving lessons can be operated safely
Preventing the spread of Covid-19
Recently the government have announced that face coverings must be worn on public transport. At Evolution, we have decided to take the same action when conducting driving lessons with key workers. We are currently requesting that both the driving instructor and pupil wears a face covering
Precautions we're implementing
Added to face coverings we are trying our best to make a few changes to minimise the risk of cross contamination. Below we have listed what measures we’ll be implementing on our driving lessons.
The use of face coverings will be compulsory for both instructor and learner driver. At the moment we are leaving it to your own discretion to decide if you want to wear gloves.
From the moment you enter the car we will have hand sanitiser available for you to use. We will always make sure we have plenty of supplies, incase you would like to use it multiple times throughout the driving lesson. Between every driving lesson we will make sure the car has been cleaned on all key surfaces. During the driving lesson we won’t use the air conditioning, instead we’ll opt to have the windows down slightly (when its not raining heavily) to keep the car well ventilated.
Normally we operate a 48 hour cancellation policy. During the Coronavirus pandemic we’ll adopt a different approach. With regard to mild cold/flu like symptoms we would recommend our pupils take a proactive approach to cancelling the lesson without worrying about a late notice cancellation charge. Although we won’t be charging pupils for late notice cancellations, we would like our clients to take on board we may have to take action if we feel someone is abusing the system,