Driving Tests and Driving Lessons Could be Difficult to Book After Lockdown
Driving tests and driving lessons could be difficult to book for learners when the lockdown is over on 12 April 2021. As the government has already announced that driving schools and driving instructors are allowed to resume lessons from 12th April and driving tests will resume from 22nd April 2021.
Approved driving instructors who provide automatic driving lessons in Birmingham area say that four months gap for learners without driving practise can affect learners driving progress.
Driving Lessons Priority
Most driving schools may give priority to those candidates who had their driving lessons booked before the national lockdown. New customers who are looking to book driving lessons as soon lockdown is over might have to wait another 1-2 months before they get behind the wheel. On top of that learners who were ready for their driving test may need refresher lessons before they go for their test.
A number of candidates who had their driving tests booked in the national lockdown had pushed back as far as July and August. Lessons were resumed between the lockdowns along with driving tests available. No COVID-19 case was reported during that time in a one-to-one driving lesson. COVID-19 safety guidelines were set when lessons were allowed between the two lockdowns, which driving schools followed strictly to keep everyone safe.
Financially, it has been a difficult time for a lot of driving instructors as it’s been nearly a year since the coronavirus pandemic. Driving schools are in the same boat as other businesses that had been forced to close by the government. Driving instructors are looking forward to restarting their work on 12 April 2021 if the government guidelines allow it.