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DVSA logoUpdated: A further DVSA email clarifies the restart date.

DVSA has just sent out an email, which I suspect is intended to clarify things for those in this industry who find things more difficult to understand than most. I can’t see any other reason for it, since there’s nothing new in it.

In summary, it says:

The Government has announced new national restrictions will be in place in England from Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December (inclusive) to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

Driving lessons in England

The Government has announced that during these dates, driving lessons should not take place in England.

What this means for driving tests

Further to the announcement from the Government, all driving tests in England will be suspended from Thursday 5 November and restart on Wednesday 2 December Thursday 3 December.

Critical workers tests and lessons

Given the short period of time the new restrictions will be in place, we will not be offering a critical worker priority service. We will keep this under review.

Waiting rooms in England

During the national restrictions in England we will also be pausing our plans to open up other waiting rooms in England until after 2 December.

There’s more words in the email, and a bit more information, so read the full message in the link at the start of this article. But this is the crux of it here.

Now let’s see what social media manages to pick out of this one to argue with. My money will be on that last one.

Update (after less than 5 minutes): Well, well. I was wrong, and they haven’t got to the waiting rooms one yet. Instead, it is the first one – it seems that ‘the Government has announced… that lessons should not take place’ is apparently ‘unclear’ to these morons, meaning that they can give lessons after all!

Sometimes, I’m ashamed to be an instructor, lest pupils should think I am like these others.

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