I’m sure everyone is very pleased at the change of heart on the loo situation!  All of the NASP associations have been pressing for this and are pleased at the outcome.  Common sense prevails.


A frank answer from the First Minister of Scotland yesterday when asked why ADIs north of the border were not yet able to return to work.

And in Northern Ireland theory tests have been granted an extension.


Thanks to Graham McLoughlin who wrote in after yesterday’s piece on masks.  He’d been on a lesson with an NHS nurse who asked if he felt tired after wearing a mask all day.  She said that breathing carbon dioxide from exhaled breath can make you feel tired from prolonged use of face masks. She said a consultant at the Hospital had mentioned it, and that’s why nurses have to take a break every two hours, with mask removed.  Deputy Chair Matt Stone said that one of his instructors had mentioned that he’d walked up 5 flights of stairs that they do quite regularly without trouble, but with a mask on was puffed out.  We would therefore suggest that you make sure you have regular breaks outside the car, without masks on and make sure you take in lots of fresh air.  Perhaps when you have discussions with your students outside the car you should ensure they remove their mask while you chat.  Perhaps take some water on board at the same time, I gather people are finding they get very dry.


So many people have taken up the offer of discount on cans of SafeSurface that Brilliant Chemical Solutions have come up with an even better deal!  You can now purchase 10 cans of SafeSurface and then receive 2 for free. The price is £65.00 + VAT per 12 cans and is available now through this link.  Just add 12 cans to your basket and you will be charged for 10 at the checkout!





Don’t forget to enter the FirstCar draw for a car.  It’s free to enter and is open to pupils and ADIs.  To enter just go to the FirstCar website – click this link.






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