driving lessons in Liverpool covid 19

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driving lessons in liverpool covid 19

Covid 19 restrictions the current

Impact on driving lessons and driving tests in Liverpool

During the covid 19 pandemic there have been a couple of changes and disruptions to learner drivers driving lessons in Liverpool. The first major development was the introduction of a national lockdown on 01/03/2020 to 02/06/2020. During this period all driving instructors where not allowed to conduct a driving lesson with a learner driver unless they had a critical driving test booked.

The second lockdown which begun on 02/11/2020 and ended on 03/12/2020 again prevented learner drivers from having a driving lesson in Liverpool during this period. A slight change this time, was all driving tests had been suspended too – which included critical driving tests.

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Currently all driving tests and driving lessons are suspended in Liverpool  as the UK has been placed into a national lockdown until further notice. 

Before the pandemic driving tests at most test centres across the country have an average waiting time of around 5/8 weeks.  Now driving tests are averaging around 18 weeks or longer, depending on which part of the country you live in.

If you would like to check what the waiting time is for driving tests at your local test centre you can do it by clicking on this link.

At Evolution driving school, we’re advising our learner drivers to pass their theory test much earlier than they would have originally done before the covid 19 pandemic, due to test waiting times. Also anyone who may fail their driving test, our advice would be to sign up to a driving test cancellation finder to jump the que and hopefully avoid having to wait 18 weeks to take a retest.

In the event of another lockdown, it is more than likely all driving tests and driving lessons would be suspended.

f you have symptoms the NHS are advising you stay at home and isolate for ten days. If you have a driving lesson booked within this timeline make sure you notify your driving instructor to cancel the lesson.


 

The cut off to cancel a driving test before the covid 19 pandemic was 4 days notice without loosing your test fee. The DVSA are now allowing practical driving tests to be cancelled at anytime, so don’t worry – you won’t loose your test fee.

The format of the driving test is exactly the same as it was before the covid 19 pandemic. The only change during the driving test is you will be instructed to drive back to the test centre if you commit a serious or dangerous fault.

The advice from the DVSA is to wear a face covering unless you can’t for medical reasons. If you can’t wear a face covering for medical reasons you will have to inform the DVSA in advance as provisions will need to be made for anyone not wearing a face covering during the test.

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to stop the spread of Covid 19

Face coverings

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 our driving lessons.

Currently we are requesting that both the driving instructor and pupil wears a face covering on their session unless their is a medical reason they cannot wear one.

keeping the car cean

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.   

Booking a driving lesson
with Evolution

Due to the high demand of people wanting to learn how to drive in Liverpool, we are requiring anyone to register their interest for our services using our online booking service. You can access it using the link below. once you’ve taken the time  fill it out, we’ll try our best to accomodate you, if you’re looking for driving lessons in Liverpool 

New rules on our
cancellation policy

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,