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Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has had an extraordinary impact on virtually every aspect of the way we live our lives. Driving is no exception to this, and significant challenges have arisen for hopeful learners and qualified motorists alike. Adding to the complexity is the need to understand ever-changing government rules and guidance. Luckily, the PassMeFast team are here to provide you with the latest information, helping you to stay up-to-date. We’ll share the official advice that all drivers need to follow, as well as offering a few tips of our own to help make the journey from lockdown back to normality that little bit smoother.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Update from PassMeFast

As the coronavirus pandemic progresses, PassMeFast is keeping a close eye on the latest developments. This includes adapting to any new advice provided by the government. In this post, we will outline PassMeFast’s response to the coronavirus, and answer some common questions you may have regarding the impact on our services. Current status Last updated: 17/11/2020 15:00 Customers with ongoing bookings All driver and rider training and tests in England are suspended until Wednesday, 2nd December. Disruption is likely to...

How Our Driving Instructors Are Coping With The Coronavirus Pandemic

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To say that 2020 has turned out to be an unforgettable year would be an understatement. The pandemic has brought about a giant upheaval to our daily lives. From socialising to working, everything has changed. Though there’s no way of knowing when things will be “back to normal”, it’s at least reassuring to know that everyone seems to be in the same boat at the moment—as we’ve already shown with our spotlight on how PassMeFast staff have been handling the...

How Our Team Are Coping With The Coronavirus Pandemic (Part 1)

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No one is going to forget the year 2020 in a hurry. The coronavirus pandemic has turned everyday life completely upside-down and it’s unclear if things will ever return to what we once thought of as ‘normal’. It’s not all doom and gloom, though. If there’s one ray of light breaking through the dark cloud that is COVID-19, it’s that we really are all in this together! Now is the time to appreciate how much we have in common and...

Coronavirus: How The Pandemic Has Changed Our Driving Habits

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The coronavirus pandemic has hit the UK hard. It has affected practically every aspect of our daily lives. From where we’re working to how we’re socialising to our basic shopping habits, there has been no stone left unturned. It’s also had a huge impact on our driving habits—changing the way we drive, what we see on the roads and much more. We’re going to take a closer look at how our driving habits have changed during the pandemic and what...

Taking the Theory Test in Lockdown

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Since its introduction back in 1996, the theory test has been through plenty of changes. This year, meanwhile, saw the coronavirus pandemic bring about some fairly seismic shifts to pretty much all aspects of daily life. So, how much did it affect the theory test? Fortunately, having taken a theory test both before and after the pandemic, I’m able to shed some light on this with first-hand info. I’ll detail my experience taking the theory test under the current rules,...

Chaos at the DVSA: Test Booking System Queues Leave Learners Furious

When the DVSA announced the reopening of the driving test booking service late last week, learners around the UK rejoiced. Finally, this was their chance to get on the road after many long months in lockdown. As is so often the case, however, the expectation fell far short of the reality, leaving learners incensed. With two botched attempts at reopening the system now behind us, we take a look at what went wrong for the DVSA in the last week....

Coronavirus: Driving After Lockdown

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Unless you’re a key worker, it’s likely that your car usage has declined significantly since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. In fact, many drivers haven’t used their car at all since lockdown was announced. It’s not surprising, then, to find that some may feel uneasy about driving. Given that a big part of being a driver is having confidence in your driving ability, this is slightly concerning. So, how do you get used to driving after lockdown? If you...

DVSA Answers Instructors’ Questions on Return to Testing

Driving lessons are now going ahead across England, and the resumption of practical testing is in sight. With this in mind, many of us have questions about how driving tuition will operate in the coming months. Who better to ask, then, than the body that oversees all lessons and tests: the DVSA? A recent Q&A session arranged by NASP, an association representing three-quarters of Britain’s driving instructors, saw many of the most burning questions put to senior members of the...