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Old 21 Mar 20, 12:46 AM  
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Driving lessons still OK?

I have not driven since I passed my test 30 years ago.

I now live near my elderly parents who have a car. Been thinking of having a few refresher lessons in case I need to drive them to hospital etc.

Would you?
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Old 21 Mar 20, 12:48 AM  
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my daughter has had her driving lesson due tomorrow cancelled and her instructor isn't working for the next 3 months. Her test, scheduled for the end of April has also been cancelled.

She's going to call DVLA tomorrow because her theory test expires at the end of June and she's unlikely to be able to book her test before then.
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My son has a couple of young driver (under 17) lessons booked for next weekend, but the company have sent an email to cancel them.

Have you got a family member who could take you?

If you haven't actually got any driving experience though, it might take quite a while to become confident again.
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Driving lessons are not ok at the moment... an hour sat in close confinement with someone who you do not live with is the opposite of social distancing. 2 meters apart is the rule.
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Old 21 Mar 20, 05:29 AM  
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UK tests have been cancelled unless youíre a key worker so probably not feasible anyway
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I've been thinking about situations like this. I've cancelled my Specsavers appointment but I have a mobile hairdressers appointment soon and also one for eyebrows. These are local traders so I was thinking of I cancelled I could either send them cheque or transfer cash equivalent to appoint cost. I was thinking swap the eyebrows for pedicure.
What are people doing with these situations?
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My Dd has had her driving test postponed indefinitely. She had 3 tests cancelled last week! Sheís gutted. Probably wonít get to try again for months. Poor love she was sat there on Tuesday when the examiner left. Others were getting called through, she was just unlucky. Sorry just wanted a little moan there! 😂 itís just weíve shelled out loads and her cars sat waiting. ☹️

Anyway getting back to your question, can you not get another family member to go out with you a couple of times to remind you as I doubt a instructor would. (Would this be considered essential? I suppose it depends on how important getting to your parents is? It would be for me)

Iíve not driven a gear car for years so I can understand your worry but Iím sure it would all come flooding back to you.

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As you already have a license, technically there's nothing stopping you jumping in the car and giving it a go, however not advisable of course.. I would be may look to a non high risk family member to assist to give you a refresher at this moment in time..

Also to note, you mention your parents car, so you need to ensure you have all the relevant insurance in place etc..
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Originally Posted by Noodle500 View Post
I've been thinking about situations like this. I've cancelled my Specsavers appointment but I have a mobile hairdressers appointment soon and also one for eyebrows. These are local traders so I was thinking of I cancelled I could either send them cheque or transfer cash equivalent to appoint cost. I was thinking swap the eyebrows for pedicure.
What are people doing with these situations?
It is hard and I too cancelled my Specsavers appointment and am going to cancel my hair appointment for next week. I do feel for my hairdresser as she is self employed so was thinking of paying for a voucher I can use at a later date. I do think we have to take social distancing seriously- even when it isnít easy and have to be unselfish for the sake of everyone. With schools, pubs etc being closed I canít see how we can justify hair cuts, beauty treatments etc.
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