Covid-19

A NEW WAY OF LEARNING TO DRIVE !

 

 

As we slowly return back to normal and we start to see Wales dip its toe in the water and allow sectors and businesses reopen. The Government contacted driving safe and I am pleased to say that we are allowed to start teaching pupils and restart lessons on Monday 12th April 2021.

 

We have been preparing for this for a long time and lots of things will be different Im sure. The main thing that I want to say is that Keeping you, the pupil, Covid-19 safe and vehicle safe; are our top priorities at this moment in time.

 

My guess is that regarding theory tests and practical test, the DVSA may well take some time to clear the backlog; But. I remain upbeat on this and although right across the industry it will be a phased return to work, how quickly or slowly that will be must take into account to factors which included how many  driving instructors can still trade and how many DVSA examiners are able to work due to shielding ect. Also the possibility of a local increase in Covid-19.All of which has been given a massive boost with the amazing roll out of the vaccine and hopefully; this is the beginning of what we have all been looking for and small steps back to a normal way of living.

 

PPE however, is still critical for the forseeable future . but it will enable public confidence to grow when out in public.

 

For our pupils the PPE that we supply each lesson gives us the best possible protection in car, and business wise the chance of moving forward locally and getting back to normality as quickly as possible. 

 

 WHATS IMPORTANT TO YOU AT THIS MOMENT IN TIME

 

1. Driving Lessons can start again on Monday 12th April 2021 this is either for New Starters or Pupils who need refresher lessons or further practice leading towards being at test standard There will be a very high demand for lessons, theory-tests.There will be fewer instructors due to the impact of covid and business closure for sure.

 

MY ADVICE, BOOK YOUR LESSONS, SO YOU CAN START TO LEARN TO DRIVE STRAIGHTAWAY AND THEN BOOK YOUR TESTS AS SOON AS YOU CAN, THIS WILL GIVE YOU PLENTY OF TIME TO GET TO PRACTICAL TEST STANDARD AND HAVE THE ABILITY TO PASS FIRST TIME.

 

2. Theory tests which have changed and now means that learner drivers have to answer three multiple choice questions after watching a driving clip that lasts up to 30 seconds inserted into the  50 multiple choice questions in 57 mins pass mark 43 out of 50 and for the hazard perception 44  out of 75. It is hoped that tests can start from the 12th April 2021 for the general public keep an eye on www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-theory-tests. but  nothing has been confirfor the general public. The DVSA will contact anyone with a test booked up until then to reschedule it.

 

3. Practical Driving tests will hopefully start again in Wales at the earliest on the 22nd April  2021. which will give learner drivers time to have refresher lessons and practice before taking their test.check out www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-driving-tests-and-theory-tests#check-when-driving-lessons-and-tests-will-restart

 

4. If you want to start to learn to drive? or need  to have refresher lessons? or need to have further practice driving on town,country roads or motorway ?

 

Then you need to either contact Sian direct on    07568570315

 

or message her through our Facebook Page "Driving Safe School of Motoring". This will ensure that we can find a time slot that fits you or put you on a list until the right one becomes available.     

 

Author

Robert Whyard ADI  

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

ON YOUR COVID-19 DRIVING LESSON

 

1. Driving Lessons are taken in 2 hour Sessions (not 1 hour)

 

2. The Car will be sanitized prior to your lesson door handles, steering wheel, seat, gear stick ect.

3. Sanitized seat covers after every pupil

 

4. on arrival you will be texted stating that it is safe to enter the vehicle

 

5. You will be given a bag containing disposable latex free gloves and 3 layer face mask and a bag to put your money in for the lesson

 

6. On completion of the lesson you will take your bag, gloves and mask to dispose of in your own recycling.

 

7. I will be wearing a face mask and a face shield plus gloves giving us the best possible protection of covid-19

 

8. you will also have access to hand sanitizers and wipes at the beginning and end of the lesson keeping you covid secure.

 

9. individual driver training will take place a program designed for you with no car sharing 

 

10. No temperature checks will be taken as you have your own responsibility to decided if you have covid 19 symptoms ie sore throat,temperature,loss of taste, difficulty breathing. And if you do to contact NHS track and trace and self isolate for 14 days or follow there instructions.

 

11.Should you inform us that you have covid19 symptoms and cancel your lesson ,you will not be charged for the lesson. we could not restart lessons with you for 14 days minimum and will be dependant on your physical fitness for lessons showing no symptoms.

 

12. Cancellation of lessons can happen when life throws a curved ball at you and you cannot make the lesson. All I ask is that you give me 48 hrs notice so that I can reschedule the time slot. Under that time frame I will have to charge you the price of the lesson to cover loss of earnings

 

13 Our cost for the 2 hour lesson is £60 which is £30 per hour due to increase in business running costs after lockdown but we are still competitive to other local instructors. We want to provide the best possible service in the Bridgend area.

 

14. No Block Booking at this moment in time or deals, just pay as you go. It would be helpful if you could have the right amount of money which will be taken at the beginning of the lesson.

 

Author

Robert Whyard ADI 

  

 

Follow us and check out our Facebook Page,

see our reviews and video's of pupils

who have passed with us, we have over 2,700 likes

So who are we and what areas do we work in ?

 

 

We have been operating for over 9 years which is not as long as some but longer than most instructors in the Bridgend area. 2019 over 17 passes under 5 minors 1st attempt.

 

If you contact us you will first speak to sian who books in new pupils and runs our successful FB page.  whilst I concentrate on coaching and teaching driver skills.

 

So we are small but very effective team, delivering one to one driver training designed to every pupils individual needs. 

 

We work in the following areas Bridgend, The Vale, Port Talbot, Neath  including motorway M4 training

 

The vehicle of choice for teaching for me is a peugot 208 which after trying other vehicles ticks all the boxes in all areas and pupils love it!

 

Our ethos is safe driving for life, and to that extent I take pupils out of Bridgend so that they can extend thier skill base on roads a bit different to the Bridgend norm ,including central Cardiff yes we are a bit different but to be an effective driver you must be able to read the road when you are outside your comfort zone.

 

So by now I guess you are getting some idea that we mean business when it comes to your training and safety. So maybe check out our prices and see what you think. 

 

author

robert whyard adi