We had to close due to Coronavirus on March 23rd 2020. This has been and continues to be a time of concern for us all.
The Government have said driving lessons and theory tests could resume from 4th July 2020 and practical testing from 22nd July 2020.
DARE2DRIVE resumed lessons from 20th July 2020, however we will be reviewing the situation daily and things are subject to change.
Tests have commenced for those that had their test put on hold due to Covid-19, each individual will be notified by email on how to reinstate their test.
There has been no date given at this time for when the test booking service will be open to all.
Changes to the hours of work and how things are managed have been made.
DARE2DRIVE are phasing start dates for their current clients, starting with those that had tests booked previously having priority, and those that had already passed their theory test on the first phase. The second phase will see the return of those who had already started lessons, in order of original start dates. Finally, as space becomes available those on the waiting list will be offered a place.
Due to the changes taking place there will be fewer lessons available than before. This will have an impact on the current waiting list, DARE2DRIVE therefore fully understand if anyone wishes to change to another instructor that can offer a space sooner than we are able. All we ask is that you let us know, so we can you remove your name from our books.
The changes being made include:
Your instructor will NOT come to your door. They will wait in their vehicle for you to appear. If you do not arrive within 10 minutes of your start time, your instructor will leave, and you will forfeit your fee for that session.
Payment method – You will be asked to pay via bank transfer where possible, a minimum of 24 hours before each lesson or the first lesson of a block. Bank details will be provided. If this is not possible please contact us and other means will be discussed.
Cleaning of vehicle – The car and keys will be thoroughly cleaned before/after every lesson.
Temperature – You will be given a reusable thermometer to check your temperature before each lesson, if the reading is higher than normal, please call or text us immediately. When you arrive at the vehicle your instructor will meet you at the back of the car and take your temperature again using a medical infrared thermometer. Your temperature will be recorded on your information sheet.
Wearing of gloves – All clients will be asked to wear gloves, either cotton (only if you have a skin condition that you have previously mentioned), latex or vinyl. These are provided free of charge by DARE2DRIVE, you will be asked to put these on after having your temperature taken and before entering the vehicle. These must not be removed before leaving the vehicle.
Wearing of face coverings – Face coverings must be worn; this is to minimise the risk of infection. DARE2DRIVE will provide a cloth face covering which can be washed for future use free of charge. Disposable face masks will also be available for a small fee if you have not arrived with a face covering after the first session. Face coverings must be put on before entering the vehicle and not removed before leaving the vehicle.
Waste bags will be available for the disposal of gloves and face coverings if applicable.
DARE2DRIVE suggest you change your clothing and shower or bath after your lesson.
DARE2DRIVE do not hold any responsibility for the contraction of Covid-19. We will do everything we can to limit the risk of infection and will expect you to do the same. If you or any family members have any of the known symptoms; cough, fever, loss of taste or smell; please inform us immediately, letting us know the date symptoms started. If you cancel at short notice due to Covid-19 symptoms NO cancellation fee will be charged, but you will be expected not to return for lessons for a minimum of 21 days. All other cancellations fees remain the same. DARE2DRIVE will let you know immediately if any instructors or family members have symptoms, if this is the case, lessons will cease for a period of 21 days, this may be at short notice.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.