ADINJC Update 27 May 2020

Blue lights for the NHS – Belfast (Belfast Live)

Firstly, an apology for the slight confusion in yesterday’s update, sorry we didn’t spot it.  So to clarify, the only training that should be going on is for key workers who will be taking a test.  This does not include anyone who is a complete beginner.

You will have seen that there are more theory test centres being opened up around the country for key worker emergency theory tests.

 

If you missed this afternoon’s training webinar on risk assessment you can view it here.  Many thanks to Steve Howe from Let’s Instruct Driving School for his help on this vital topic.  You can view the document ‘How to Carry out a Risk Assessment’ here.  You can view the slides that were used yesterday hereThe risk assessment form is still being worked on and will be sent out later.

 

Lynne received a reply to the letters she sent to Scottish MPs last week (unlike some of the English MPs!).  It reads –

Dear Lynne,

Thank you for your letter on behalf of approved driving instructors in Scotland. I understand the points that you are making about the lack of clarity in the Scottish Government’s route map for relaxing restrictions, and the position that driving instructors are in.

I do appreciate how difficult this is for the Government, and how the decisions that they take need to be guided by the science. However, it is important that industry sectors are given some clarity, and I will be pushing the Scottish Government for this.

I hope that this is helpful.
Thank you for taking the time to write.

With kind regards,
Murdo

Murdo Fraser MSP
Member for Mid Scotland & Fife (Scottish Conservatives)

As per the roadmap, hairdressers, nail bars and beauty salons, and the hospitality sector, remain closed, because the risk of transmission in these environments is higher where long periods of person to person contact is required.  There is unlikely to be a category for us.  We are 39,000 ADIs out of a population of 66million.  So whilst there are differences with other named categories, there are also similarities, most obviously proximity to others.

The transcript of the briefing of 25 May setting out the next phase of the lockdown easing can be read here.

And the guidance for shops and retail here.

 

News on the instructor scene in Northern Ireland.

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The NJC continues to be dedicated to help you in these challenging times and we hope you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy.  Please feel free to contact us for help and support.

 

ADINJC’s helpline is 0800 8202 444

The Secretary’s number is 07855 453414

HMRC Helpline:  0800 0159 559

Citizens Advice Bureau – https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/health/coronavirus-what-it-means-for-you/

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