Given instructions from the government regarding COVID-19, driving instructors are advised not to take on driving lessons.
All driving tests have also been suspended. Theory tests have been curtailed until after 20 April, although you can still book a test online in advance for after this date. The fees for all cancelled tests will be refunded, although this may take a couple of weeks to come through.
Practical tests aren’t being done for 3 months, either; they might restart towards July.
Every day in the United Kingdom, nearly 2,000 people turn 17. While the UK has been in lockdown, 4,500 driving lessons have had to be put on hold every day. That’s a lot of lessons to get through and a lot of new learners to teach. Critical / essential workers are still permitted to learn driving due to their circumstances.
LDrive will be available to download only after the pandemic is deemed safe for both learners and instructors to begin driver education. We are currently taking this time to improve and refine our new, unique platform that will be launched in Q4 2020.
In the meantime, here are some recommended steps you should take as we all get back behind the wheel:
Instructors must follow the industry's requirement on use of personal protective equipment (PPE) on every lesson taught. For more info: shorturl.at/pJR59
Instructors must prepare the car and wipe down the steering wheel and other controls before every lesson.
Learner & Instructor Safety
Every customer will be asked to declare that they are symptom free.