By The Acclaim Team on 26th March 2020 in News

UPDATE 24.03.20

Due to the current advice to stay at home; we have unfortunately had to close our offices until further notice.

All lessons will be re-scheduled.

The phones will be manned between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, however, we have very limited staff, working from home, so please be patient and email if at all possible rather than call. We will get back to you.

Please check back here for updates and thank you for your patience at this very difficult time.

UPDATE 23.03.20

Following the latest public health advice from the UK Government, it is clear that we should all do what we can to slow down the spread of this terrible virus.

Clearly, following the 'social-distancing' advice of keeping 2m apart is impossible in the close proximity of a vehicle and therefore we have advised learners and instructors to re-schedule lessons where possible, there will be no cancellation fees and we are currently advising to re-book for w/c May 25th. This will be kept under review.

We advise early booking to secure lessons with our instructors as we anticipate high demand when lessons and tests fully resume.

There are a few instructors still operating for key workers, who need their license as a matter of urgency. There are additional sanitation protocols in operation for these situations.

UPDATE 20.03.20

DVSA has announced that all driving tests are suspended for up to 3 months from 20th March 2020. There are arrangements to provide tests for critical workers.

There are separate arrangements in Northern Ireland

How to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has become the subject of a UK wide government campaign.


We would like to assure you that acclaim driving is taking all necessary steps to ensure that you can carry on with your driving lessons. We have advised instructors on increasing hygiene in the car including wiping the door handles, steering wheel, gear stick, indicators, seat adjusters, parking brake and light controls before and after lessons.

All of our instructors are aware of the government's advice and will continue to adhere to current guidelines on the NHS website.

Our contact centre team and network of instructors remain open for business as usual.

We will keep you informed of any changes.

If you have a test booked and are concerned about cancellations then check out how to change or cancel your driving test here.

Drive safe and be safe,

The acclaimdriving team