And how was the first day back? Some feedback from our Facebook group:
- Alan Stubbs is looking forward to his day off on Wednesday
- Suzanne Cokayne loved it and said it was soooooo good to be back
- Fiona Clarke flipping loved it
- Amy Mitchell found the mask do-able
- 2 of Craig Bailey’s pupils found it awkward to hear properly
- Neil Kershaw said nice to be back
- Nihar Shah ‘Luv it’
- and Lin Julie, who posted in great detail says best not to use kitchen roll for cleaning, and she needs to work out how to be able to drink more
Be good to hear how you got on, if you have gone back. Well actually it would be good to hear from you if you haven’t too.
The Welsh First Minister has again scored highly in my estimation by answering not one but two questions about instructors! You can view the link here. Thanks to Vanessa Steen for the link. And to Peter Williams for the link to the announcement for the lifting of restrictions.
In Scotland the 2 metre rule remains in place and face coverings must be worn in shops from 10 July. Some postcodes on the borders will not see any easing of restrictions due to local spikes, and there won’t be any crowds at football matches until at least October. No news for ADIs.
If anybody is looking for some weekend work then Young Driver are looking for ADIs, particularly in the East of England – Peterborough, Cambridge and Norwich and also in Scotland. All PPE will be provided by the company. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Many people are concerned about their glasses steaming up when using face masks. There are a number of anti fogging products on the market, but this solution seems pretty simple and cheap!
The link for the Q & A webinar with DVSA and NASP.
The script for the Q&As.
Several people have written in to say that they have found the toolbox useful, so please do feel free to make use of it. It’s been put together by Lin Western, Head of Training and it’s not just for members, it’s on the front page of the website.
Recent useful links:
Colin Edwards’ animated video explaing what we’re doing and why
Safe Surface Sanitiser Spray Use the discount code DRIVE5 to get 5% discount at the checkout. Many thanks to Sue White for this information and for arranging the discount.
And another sanitiser product with a 2.5% discount purchased via Dev@speednetuk.com.
Our talk Line will operate for one more week. If you need someone to talk to please call someone, our lovely team has been really helpful to many ADIs over recent weeks. Many of them will be returning to work now, but there will remain all the usual numbers if you need support.
Tony 07900 571 774
Christine 01502 713141
Andrew 07812 537 562
Jilly 07765 362 384 (not available 8-10am)
Sue 07841 533390
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
If you would like to make a donation to the family of the late Adrian Care you can do so here.
If you would like to join the ADINJC there is more information on our website.
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.
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