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Covid-19

Covid-19 Precautions

This blog explains the safety measures we have in place to ensure the safety of our learners and our driving instructors.

  • Reminders are being sent the day before a booked lesson asking the learner to inform the instructor if they have any Covid symptoms. If they do then the lesson will be postponed.
  • When the learner arrives at the car their temperature is taken with our contactless device, any elevated temperature signs would mean lesson would need to be rescheduled.
  • Hand sanitiser gel will be offered before entering the car. All our cars will be sanitised throughout covering all touch points (door handles, seat adjusters, steering wheel, handbrake, gear leaver, indicator stalks, windscreen wiper controls all mirrors, etc ) BEFORE AND AFTER each driving lesson.
  • Masks must be worn for the entire lesson except where anyone is medically exempt.
  • Windows can be kept open to allow constant fresh air flow throughout the car. Rain deflectors have been installed to stop rainwater coming in.
  • We are now accepting credit/debit card payments in car, Apple Pay, Android Pay using our contactless device. Bank transfer is an option too. Cash payments are still possible.

Covid-19

Scottish Government updates

📢Update on Scotland📢❕

The Scottish Government has announced an extension to the temporary lockdown in Scotland.

❌ all vehicle practical tests remain suspended in areas in temporary lockdown until at least mid-February

❌ driving lessons can go ahead in Level 3 areas as long neither instructor nor pupil live in an area in lockdown or protection Level 4

❌ theory tests remain suspended in areas in temporary lockdown and level 4 until at least mid-February

➡ We will update you as soon as the Scottish government makes further announcements.

Theory

Changes to the car theory test

From 14 April 2020, we’ll be updating part of the car theory test to make it more realistic and improve the accessibility for all candidates.

Video clip scenarios will replace the written case study part of the current theory test.

Candidates will be asked 3 questions based on the short video clip.  

Candidates will still:

  • be asked 50 multiple-choice questions in total
  • need to get the same pass mark
  • be tested on the same content

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/theory-test-changes-14-april-2020