More now than ever, it's essential that key workers can continue their jobs with ease. We must all do what we can to support and make life a little bit easier for key workers. With supermarkets opening early for NHS staff and hotels opening their doors for free accommodation, everyone is pulling together. At DRIVE 321 driving school, we want to do our bit by providing driving lessons for key workers.
Key Workers Driving Lessons
As well as weekly key workers driving lessons, we also have intensive driving courses for key workers.
We have healthy, fully qualified, driving instructors ready to help key workers get their driving licences. At this time, we are providing driving lessons and intensive courses for NHS staff, teachers, nursery workers, social workers, supermarket attendants and anyone whose work is critical at this time. Many employers of key workers are encouraging employees to start learning to drive now and pass ASAP. Please see below for a full list of critical workers.
The safety of our pupils and instructors is important to us and we are taking extra precautions to ensure everyone is able to stay safe during these times.
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Key worker driving test
The DVSA have now stopped priority bookings for key worker driving tests. If you're a key worker, you can book your driving test via the DVSA online booking system. You can book your driving test online here.
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Feel free to call 0330 124 4784 and we can get you booked in at a time that suits you and your schedule. We can tailor your lessons to be intensive, weekly or semi-intensive.
Education and Childcare
Anyone responsible for the care of children. This includes teachers, nursery staff/helpers, and social workers.
Health and Social care
Staff working in health and social care are on the frontline of the fight against the disease. This includes doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics and support or specialist staff in the sector. This sector also includes those working in supply chains: producers and distributors of personal protective equipment and medicine.
Local and National Government
Admin jobs essential to proper delivery of the COVID-19 response, or delivering crucial public services, e.g. overseeing the payment of benefits.
Critical Public Services
Anyone needed to run the justice system, religious staff, those needed to manage the deceased and journalists providing public service broadcasting.
National Security and Public Safety
Police, fire & rescue, support staff, Ministry of Defence civilian staff, armed forces personnel. Also anyone in charge of probation, border security and prisons.
Food and other essential goods
Anyone working in the food supply chain. Those involved in the production, processing, distribution, sale/delivery of food and necessary goods.
Utility Workers, Financial and Communications Services
Those needed to keep water, electricity, gas, oil and sewerage systems running. Workers in the chemical, civil nuclear and telecommunications sectors. Those providing essential financial services e.g. banks, and postal services.
Anyone keeping water, air, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating.
For more information on critical workers, please visit the government website here.