Clearway Driver Training

Statement regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus

Initially published on 16th March 2020. Last updated 19th March 2020


UPDATE : 19th March 2020

Following the DVSA's decision to suspend all driving tests, Clearway Driver Training has taken the decision to also suspend giving any driving lessons at present. We will be reviewing the Government/NHS/DVSA advice on a daily basis and will update this page when the situation allows us to safely resume driving lessons. We wish all our customers past and present the best of health during these unprecedented and difficult times.

UPDATE : 18th March 2020

The DVSA have announced this afternoon that all driving tests booked for Thursday 19th March 2020 and Friday 20th March 2020 have been cancelled and will be automatically rebooked and the candidate contacted by email. No decision has been made regarding tests after this week but it seems likely that the DVSA will take the decision to suspend all driving theory and practical tests until further notice.

In light of the ongoing situation and the likely necessity to suspend giving driving lessons at some point in the near future, Clearway Driver Training has taken the decision to stop accepting new customers until further notice.

UPDATE : 17th March 2020

Due to the ongoing uncertain situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), we will be following advice issued by the Government/NHS/DVSA regarding driving lessons and driving tests. This may mean that it could be necessary for us to suspend our services for an indefinite period. If this is the case, we will inform all customers directly as soon as possible and post an update on this page.

DVSA advice

Due to the current situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has issued the following advice to driving instructors regarding driving tests:

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

What DVSA is doing

We are emailing instructions to anyone with a test booked in the next week to let them know what they need to do.

Theory tests and driving tests

We will rebook your pupil's test free of charge if it has to be cancelled or changed because either:

It will be done free of charge even if it's done at short notice (within 3 clear working days of the test).

What we are doing

Clearway Driver Training instructors are taking precautions to minimise the risk of infection as follows:

  1. 1.After every lesson, the car's controls, dashboard and all interior surfaces are thoroughly cleaned with a disinfectant wipe
  2. 2.Instructors will cleanse their hands with soap and water as often as possible throughout the day and will use alcohol based hand sanitiser whenever this is not possible
  3. 3.We have requested all customers to follow the NHS guidelines regarding hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before each lesson and, in addition, customers will be asked to cleanse their hands using hand sanitiser provided by their instructor.

Clearway Driver Training customers are requested to not take scheduled driving lessons if they have any of the symptoms of COVID-19 as outlined by the current NHS guidelines and to inform their instructor as soon as possible if this is the case. In this instance, any late cancellation charges would not apply.

Should a customer be concerned and wish to postpone lessons until a later date, please contact your instructor.