There’s no two ways about it, taking a driving lesson in the current health climate breaks the guidance we are living the rest of our day to day lives-by at the moment.

We simply cant keep two metres apart In the car and to do a 15 minute lesson would mean if would take forever to get to grips with learning to drive and passing your test. So whilst the use of face coverings and my hands being worn to the bone through cleaning the car (only joking i actually quite enjoy it) add a layer of protection, anything else we can do to help lower the spread can only be a good thing eh and if it help’s (even if only a little) to get us back to normal then I’m all for it.

So, we’ve all seen these apps on the news that help alert you to people who you’ve had contact with if they test positive etc etc. You might be for or against them, that’s your choice - but NHS Scotland have now launched their own one and I for one have downloaded and activated it. I would strongly encourage you to do so too considering our interaction levels on a regular basis.

Here’s the official explanation video:-

Join in or not, that’s up to you.


So, it's the end of the first week back, its been fun, some old faces returning and some new faces just starting - I really have missed it.

The car has also never been cleaner, in fact I doubt it was this clean when it left the showroom.

I did a wee poll from all the students this week to see how they felt about the Covid Secure standards I have put in place - pleased to say I got a 100% approval rating on that, with no suggestions of improvements or changes to make - pretty happy with that then.

This is for all those still to do or wanting to book a theory test, the queue keeps getting longer - currently if you try to book a theory tonight, its essentially December before you will get an appointment - now thats pretty crap, but it is what it is, we have no control over it.

So if you haven't but need too, at least get it booked and get on that waiting queue - 3 months is more than you should ever need to prep for the theory test. AND much like the driving test people cancel them all the time so if you keep checking every now and then you might get lucky and find an earlier space that you might be able to do - nothing to lose, everything to gain.

But EVEN more importantly than booking the theory test - make sure you do the work, make sure you do enough work to pass as if things don't improve a 3 month waiting time could become the norm and if you're not successful you may have to wait a considerable amount of time to rebook.


Crikey thats a tongue twister above eh!

Ok, just a real quick post today. Firstly the theory test itself - if you've passed already YAY and well done. If not but you've got it booked YAY and well done. If you've not yet got it booked - get on it NOW. The wait time for theory tests is getting longer and longer, currently about 12 weeks. In some respects that's plenty of time to get ready for it, but trust me, delaying booking it only delays everything else - so lets get cracking.

Secondly, since I've been doing this - the purpose of taking the theory test pass certificate to your driving test seemed pretty redundant. You cant book a test without first passing the theory, and it was one more thing to carry, one more thing to loose blah blah blah.

That has changed - mostly due to the fact that the theory certificates haven't been extended during the lockdown unlike a lot of other areas of our lives were - dont get me started on that, but its not my decision, nothing I can do about it :( So NOW, you have to take your theory certificate to your driving test - ok no biggie, not a problem.......unless you've lost it.

Now this is where it gets weird - they state you MUST take your certificate to the test otherwise your test may not go ahead......but if you've lost it don't bother ordering another one .............wait......what??

I know! I dont get it either, makes absolutely no sense whatsoever! But, let's play the game and if you dont know where it is, try and dig it out now so it's ready.

And for those of you yet to take your theory - put it somewhere safe when you pass eh!

Here is the clipped email from DVSA on this:-

Oh turns out it wasn't a short, quick post after all, never mind :)


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