Martyn Cowell Driving School
how coronavirus will affect your driving lessons

Coronavirus Update to Driver Training


Dear all, it is with huge regret and a heavy heart that I am having to send this message to you. This is one of the hardest decisions that I have had to make.

As you’re all more than aware the fight against covid-19 has now stepped up a notch with the government cancelling all driving tests for up to 3 months. They have also asked for the nations help by asking us to social distance & self isolate where possible to limit the spread. In addition ALL driving instructors have been advised this afternoon to cease driving lessons immediately, with the exception of key workers.

Being in a car, I am unable to keep the required 2 metres from you & you from me which means the risk of spread in a car goes up. I am unable to provide a safe environment for you on a lesson. My main priority has always been and will always be your health & safety whilst under my guidance.

This decision has not been made lightly as I am self employed and with no income stream I am now uncertain, as are the millions of others in this country, as to what the future holds for me.

I will now cease driving lessons for the next 1 week to see what further restrictions the government put in place. I’ll then be back in touch with further updates from there and keep you up to date weekly.

Please be assured that all pre-paid lessons are safe and will be ready to go as soon as we get through this tough and unsettling time. I will of course be in touch as soon as I am back up & running and appreciate your support & patience during this unfortunate time.

Please know that I am still your driving instructor and it´s a privilege & honour that you have chosen me to help you learn to drive - I will still be at the end of the phone should you need me. For those of you that have not yet taken your theory tests & are waiting, I am also here to offer support with that so please make use of me!

Should you have any questions, then please do not hesitate to contact me either via text or my email

Please stay safe and take all of the official guidance being given.
I’ll see you very soon!
Martyn Cowell


We are hoping to restart lessons on the 20th Jun but this is subject to change as circumstances dictate

Martyn Cowell Driving School

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