Yes, it’s true there should be NO private practice taking place during the current lockdown in England. Even on essential journeys, as before. We can make a guess (an educated one, but nevertheless still a guess) at the reasons behind this. We have asked DVSA for the reasons and will of course let you know when we get an answer.
We would recommend making your students and their parents aware of this. We are also hoping that there may be some media coverage to make the public aware of the restriction.
Private practice is still allowed in Wales and Scotland.
We will be holding a Coronavirus webinar on Monday 11th January at 7.30pm. This is over-subscribed, but will be shown live on our Facebook page, and available afterwards on our website. The panel will be Lynne Barrie, Matt Stone, Charles Moffat and Andrew Love.