In compliance with precautionary measures announced under the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency declared by the B.C. government on 17 March 2020, West Coast Driver Training has not been offering Driving Lessons or any other training since Tuesday, 17 March 2020.
On 6 May 2020, B.C. Premier John Horgan and Dr. Bonnie Henry announced the Implementation of a 4 Phase Restart Plan for re-opening B.C. business and easing the requirements of the B.C. COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Phase 2 of this Restart Plan goes into effect on 18 May 2020.
Driving Schools are in Phase 3 of the Restart Plan. Under present Public Health announcements, Phase 3 of the B.C. Restart Plan will go into effect 2 to 4 weeks after the start of Phase 2, which goes into effect on 19 May 2020.
Assuming the Restart Plan remains unchanged and Phase 3 starts 2 to 4 weeks after the start of Phase 2, that means that West Coast Driver Training will likely be able to start offering Driving Lessons again on either Tuesday 2 June 2020 (2 weeks after the start of Phase 2) or Tuesday, 16 June 2020, (4 weeks after the start of Phase 2).
With that in mind we are now taking bookings for Driving Lessons for after 2 June 2020. If the start of Phase 3 of the Restart Plan is delayed until 16 June 2020, we can reschedule any Driving Lessons booked for the period 2 – 15 June 2020.
This COVID-19 Public Health Emergency has been a trying time for all of us and we look forward to resuming Driving lessons for our present clients and with new clients as soon as Phase 3 of the present COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Restart Plan is implemented.
Here are Premier John Horgan and Dr. Bonnie Henry on 6 May 2020 announcing the B.C. Restart Plan:
Here are links to some news reports about the COVID-19 Public Health requirements and the Restart Plan: