I’m sure everyone’s hearts will have been touched by the wonderful efforts of Captain Tom in raising such a tremdous amount for the NHS charities.  He’s certainly an inspiration!

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Ross Scattergood, Chairman of DICE (Driving Instructors Club of Essex) has set up a fund to help the families of ADIs who have sadly lost their lives to Coronavirus.  If you’d like to donate to this worthy fund just click this link.

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Each week I get a circular from Road Safety GB which always has some interesting articles in it.  This week there were two webinars which may be of interest to our members.

Discussing vehicle activated signs – Nick Rawlings and Chris Spinks discuss the direction of travel with regard to vehicle activated signs and related matters.

Coronavirus and its impact on NDORS courses -Edward Seaman and Dr Fiona Fylan discuss how coronavirus has impacted the re-educational courses offered to traffic offenders, in particular the development of the new digital National Speed Awareness Course.

Thanks to RSGB for allowing us to share these.  If you’d be interested in receiving the weekly news just email me and I’ll pass on the details.

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For any Scottish members this article on grants may be interesting.

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And Green Penny have some online learning courses that are available.  And there’s one on Infection Prevention and Control that includes Covid 19.

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A key worker driver and rider voluntary trainer register has been launched today by the DIA, for full details go to the NASP website at http://www.n-a-s-p.co.uk/

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These are difficult times, but please don’t feel alone.  We are here to help.  Please feel free to email me if you have any queries.

And if you’d like someone to talk to, we have a whole team of people who would be pleased to listen to you and offer support.  They can’t solve your problems, but can offer an ear without judgment.  Please feel free to call any of the people on the following list between 8.30am and 10pm.

Tony            07900 571 774
Christine     01502 713141
Andrew       07812 537 562
Jilly               07765 362 384 (not available 8-10am)
Neil              07878 168 914
Parv             07712 620 069
George        07415 651 974
Peter           07918 108 577
Bryan          07976 293 721
Tina             07870 439 764 (evenings only)
Debbie        07904 411 747 (not available Tues, Thurs, Sun 3-7pm)
Lin               07710 418 965
Graham      07974 814 116

 

 

 

Whilst our newsflashes are normally a benefit of membership of the ADINJC, during this national emergency we want to share information as widely as possible, so please feel free to pass this on.  We are stronger together.

 

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/

You can sign up to receive Government updates on Coronavirus relating to driving tests 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.