Learning to Drive in a Post-COVID World

Mark your calendar!

Learning to drive in Manual or Automatic? Driving, Theory, and Simulated lessons can all resume from the 12th April 2021. This date has been given by Boris Johnson (Prime Minister of the United Kingdom) in a national press conference on 22nd of February 2021 where he unveiled his roadmap for relaxing lockdown restrictions in England.

In this plan, it was announced that Driving Tests/Lessons would resume no earlier than the 12th of April 2021. This is providing that the UK Government meets vaccination targets and COVID-19 cases continue to fall.

What does this mean for you?

We reopened our phone lines to the public on the 1st of March 2021 and have already managed to book over 80% of returning pupils. If you haven’t already called us on 0800 118 2001 to rebook we advise that you call us as soon as possible! Spaces for driving lessons are limited and we are booking diaries on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Our office is working reduced hours. The office phone lines are open 10 AM to 4 PM from Monday to Friday. However, if you prefer you can also email us at admin@smartlearner.com or contact your instructor directly to rebook.

Has your theory expired?

If your theory has expired or is going to expire before you sit your driving test, there is no way to extend this. Unfortunately, you will need to retake the theory test and pass before you can sit your driving test. You can rebook this already via the online booking service provided by the DVSA.

Beware! The theory test may not be what you remember. Every year the DVSA¹ changes the questions. Recently case studies were removed from the test and replaced by a video analysis section. If you feel like you want additional support we offer 1-2-1 in-office training which will be resuming from the 12th April 2021.

This service will cost £5 per hour. If you would like to book call us TODAY on 0800 118 2001.