Independent driving instructor Gavin Sinclair is also the chair of the Northern Ireland Approved Instructors Council which is a stakeholder group for the driving training industry in Northern Ireland that represents the views and voices of those working within it. Speaking to Belfast Live, Gavin expressed how difficult the past year had been for both instructors and learners trying to navigate during the pandemic. Despite the disruption that coming in and out of lockdowns, cancelled theory and practical tests and inability to get clients out on the roads have caused for instructors like Gavin, he believes the last 12 months has caused a stronger community within the industry. Instructors had hoped to have a staggered return for tests, lessons and bookings similar to the provisions in England and Scotland as many of their clients have no been off the roads for months without lessons. However, Gavin stressed that the main priority for instructors coming back is not about just getting people through a driving test but focusing on the road safety aspect of teaching people to drive. Looking towards the future, he hopes that lessons can continue to operate safely with no further disruptions.
Coronavirus: NI driving lessons and tests may resume
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Driving lessons will resume on April 12 with tests starting again just over a week later, it has been confirmed. Thousands of driving students have had to reschedule their lessons and tests over the last year while social distancing measures have made it impossible for two people from separate households to get into a car together. Now, it has been confirmed that this will go ahead and instructors can start working through their backlog of students from Monday. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency DVSA tweeted yesterday that all theory tests, motorcycle tests, lorry lessons and tests, car and trailer tests and minibus lessons and tests can resume as planned. The Agency will also make more dates available, including some bank holidays and weekends, to help deal with the pile-up of delayed appointments.
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