ADINJC Update 29 June 2020

Sorry to hear that our members in Llandrindod Wells lost their battle to save their test centre.  And to add insult to injury, heard about it first in the press.

______

You can register now for tonight’s webinar here.  As usual it will also be on Facebook Live, and there will be a link for it tomorrow if you should miss it.  Please email questions in advance to andrew@luv2drive.co.uk.  This helps us to do any research that we may need in advance of the meeting.

______

Lynne had a busy weekend (nothing new there!), she has written to the First Ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland asking for clarity on a return to work date for members in those countries.  Members in Northern Ireland had heard from their MPs that they would be returning on 6 July, only to be told by their Registrar that this was not the case and there was no planned date for them.  How very disappointing and frustrating for them.

You can view the letters: Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland.

______

Our return to work toolbox is now available on the home page of the website.  You will find a comprehensive collection of documents to help you prepare to return to work.  These can be used as they are, or as guides.  They can be changed to your logo, business name, and to suit your needs.  These are the items currently in the toolbox:

  • Useful Tool Box Links – Including financial, PPE, online hygiene courses
  • Risk Assessments – 7 Control Measures
  • Risk Assessment – Powerpoint presentation (can be used for group presentations)
  • Full Risk Assessment – Steve Howe ADI
  • Covid 19 – risk assessment presentation, pdf format
  • Terms & Conditions during Covid 19
  • NASP guidelines 11 June 2020
  • Risk Assessments – why and when?
  • Wording to clients – whilst we can’t work
  • Business Beyond lockdown – Dan Hill, MyDriveTime
  • Returning to Work after Covid 19 – greeting your client
  • Returning to Work after Covid 19 – preparing your car
  • Ideas for CPD during business downtime
  • Client Risk Assessment Guidance Notes (Audrey Russell,  Aberdeen Driving Schools Association)
  • Client Risk Assessment (Audrey Russell,  Aberdeen Driving Schools Association)

If you have any queries please email to training@adinjc.org.uk.

______

Our thanks to Colin Edwards who has designed a website app that students will be asked to log into, read, sign and submit.  Colin has kindly said that ADIs can use the system if they wish.  To have a look at it, use the following details:

Website: https://onedrivingsolution.uk/
Username: lessons
Password: onedriving

Colin says you can copy it onto your own website, but if you have problems with this he can help, or can create a page on the system just for you individually.  If you would like to make use of it, then Colin requests donations be made to the Stroke Association in the name of ADINJC.  You can made a donation here.

_____________________________________________

 

Finally, and most importantly, we are so sorry to read of the death of Adrian Care, an ADI from Worcester who sadly suffered from mental health issues and took his own life a few days ago.  Our thoughts are very much with his family, friends and colleagues at this sad time.  A fund has been set up to support the family, it is already growing rapidly.  If you would like to make a donation 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.

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.?