Corona Virus Covid-19 Update 23/03/2020
As you’re probably aware due to the current Coronavirus situation the DVSA have announced no practical driving tests for 3 months, and Theory Test exams cancelled until further notice. However, Practical and Theory Tests may still be available for key workers
Our Driving instructors WILL NOT be offering driving lessons. We understand many of you have already invested a lot of time, effort and money into your lessons and will will now placing any lessons on hold until futher notice by the Government. Its importnat to us that we keep YOU and our driving instructors safe during this worrying time.
We can assure you that we are closely monitoring the situation,
We appreciate that NHS Staff and key workers are people whose jobs are vital to public health and safety during the Coronavirus pandemic.
We understand that your work is so vital we would like to offer a 10% discount to our hourly driving lesson price tariff – once will get the all clear to carry on teaching.
Anyone who has worked in the following will be eligible for the discount when we return to work.
- Health & Social Care
This includes but is not limited to doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributers of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.
- Education and childcare
This includes childcare, support and teaching staff, social workers and those specialist education professionals who must remain active during the COVID-19 response to deliver this approach.
- Key public services
This includes those essential to the running of the justice system, religious staff, charities and workers delivering key frontline services, those responsible for the management of the deceased, and journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting.
- Local and national government
This only includes those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the COVID-19 response, or delivering essential public services, such as the payment of benefits, including in government agencies and arms length bodies.
- Food and other necessary goods
This includes those involved in food production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery, as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines).
- Public safety and national security
This includes police and support staff, Ministry of Defence civilians, contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic), fire and rescue service employees (including support staff),
This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the COVID-19 response, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass.
- Utilities, communication and financial services
This includes staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure), the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage), information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the COVID-19 response, as well as key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services), postal services and delivery, payments providers and waste disposal sectors.
I’m hopeful we will get through this national emergency, and we appreciate your patience and understanding during this uncertain time.
If you have any questions or concerns then please contact us and we will do our very best to help.
Golden Mile Driving School.