Lockdown: James Cleverly on possibility of 'last lockdown'
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Driving lessons have been banned for a number of weeks, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced stricter coronavirus social-distancing measures. But after the successful rollout of the Covid vaccine, the UK can prepare for a phased re-opening of the country.
All driving tests and lessons were suspended for the duration of the third national lockdown.
Students that had their driving test booked were told it was cancelled, and they’d have to re-join the growing queue for a new test post-lockdown.
Driving instructors were also told that lessons had to be postponed, while private driving lessons with a member of your own household was also deemed non-essential.
But the Prime Minister has now revealed that student drivers can get behind the wheel from as early as mid-April.
Where can I take driving lessons again?
Driving lessons will be falling under step two of Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown.
Therefore, driving lessons can restart from April 12, it was confirmed on Monday February 22.
After the start of step two, students can also start taking their driving tests.
Both practical and theory driving tests will be available from the immediate rollout of step two.
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The Government’s COVID-19 Response document read: “Step 2 will therefore take place no earlier than 12 April, subject to an assessment of the data against the four tests.
“Additional premises will be able to reopen but should only be visited alone or with household groups.
“The Government will open public buildings such as libraries and community centres.
“Activities such as driving tests may also resume.”
The Prime Minister’s phased re-opening of the country included three significant parts.
The first easing of lockdown – step one – will take place no earlier than March 29.
The Rule of Six will be coming back into force, while outdoor sport and leisure can also reopen.
Step two will start from April 12, and will allow indoor leisure facilities to open, as well as outdoor hospitality, libraries, hairdressers and beauty salons.
Travel should still be minimised, and there’s still no household mixing indoors.
Five weeks later, on May 17, indoor entertainment and domestic overnight stays can continue.
Weddings can feature up to 30 people, while organised adult sports and large events can get back underway.
All of the proposed dates are subject to change, depending on vaccination targets being met, and the number of new daily Covid cases.
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