- On March 18, 2020
- By linwestern
Coronavirus update 18 March 2020
These are difficult, fast moving and challenging times for our industry, and for the country as a whole. Some of our members are over 70, and no doubt there are many who have underlying health problems that puts them at a greater risk.
We have today been busy with members’ queries, giving help and advice. We will continue to send out information we feel is relevant and helpful to our members. We are aware through Facebook and other social media, and examiners, that driving test centres are closed tomorrow and Friday. However, we have had no confirmation of any other news from our DVSA contacts and await an official announcement as a tier 1 stakeholder.
We are working with our partner associations in NASP to keep abreast of the ever changing situation and keep you informed and up to date. These times are unprecedented and we will work together to support you all. We hope that you will find your local groups are also a source of support when needed, and that you will all help and support each other. Be kind.
Some of the items from the PM’s announcement today that may be of interest –
- there will be no evictions during the emergency because of unpaid rents
- although schools will be closed after Friday, children of key workers (we’re not but your partners may be) will be able to go to school. As will vulnerable children or those with special needs
- Vouchers will be provided for children on free school meals.
We urge you to do your own risk assessments and to stay safe. Please feel free to get in touch if you are unsure of any of the information that’s coming out. We may not be able to give you an immediate answer but we will do our best to find out.
You can sign up to receive Government updates on Coronavirus relating to driving tests here.
ADINJC’s helpline is 0800 8202 444
The Secretary’s number is 07855 453414
You can find the NASP guidelines on Coronavirus here.
The ADINJC is a national association run by ADIs on a not-for-profit basis. We work tirelessly to inform, represent and support our members, and to promote the interests of our profession.