RoADAR Covid-19 Update – 24 Feb 2021

The following update regarding the implications of the new Covid-19 Roadmap has been issued by RoADAR Head Office.

Dear Chairman and Secretaries,

Following the recent government announcement it is unlikely that we will be able to resume tutoring or testing for cars or bikes throughout England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland prior to April 12th, we are in close contact with the DVSA and we will receive further updates closer to the time.

Anyone who receives an automatic retest notification should still book through the online portal to ensure you can retain your last test result, and so that your retest can be booked as soon as it is safe to do so. Tutoring and testing is also currently paused in the Republic of Ireland, and we will be monitoring the easing of restrictions there too.

Group activities

In England, while people will be allowed to meet outside within the “rule of six” from March 29, the advice at that point will still be to stay local as much as possible, and we would therefore advise against group ride-outs until at least until April 12 when the restrictions are due to ease further (although the rule of six will still apply outdoors and groups won’t be allowed to meet indoors, with limited exceptions).

From May 17, people should be able to meet in groups of up to 30 outdoors, or of up to six indoors, representing another opportunity for group activities to resume, although we understand that social distancing could still be required. From June 21, with all legal limits on social contact due to be removed, we anticipate that all group activities will be able to take place without restriction. Please note, the dates above are subject to change by the Government depending on how the easing of restrictions goes in the earlier stages.

For any other questions, please see the FAQs section of our website at RoSPA Advanced Drivers and Riders | About us | RoADAR