Aviva Driving School Notices

Aviva Driving School update 4th August 2021

Following the Road Safety Authority’s (RSAs) email to our franchise instructors on Friday 30th July, we are pleased to confirm that non-essential workers can now resume their driving lessons. Lessons will resume subject to the instructor being available to deliver these lessons.

We would therefore ask that you contact your instructor directly to book  to make the necessary arrangements.

If you are unable to contact your instructor, please inform the Driving School on 1890 40 50 80.

The health and safety of our pupils and independent franchised driving instructors remains a key priority for us. We therefore ask you to follow all Covid-19 safety measures and procedures as outlined by your instructor.

Aviva extends accompanied driver insurance for Driving School pupils

Updated 21st May 2021: Aviva Driving School wishes to update you following the Government’s announcement that the entire country would gradually move out of level 5. From the 10th May 2021, the Road Safety Authority confirmed that instructors can resume offering lessons to pupils working in essential services.  Please refer to www.gov.ie to establish if you are in an essential service.

Lessons will resume subject to your instructor being available to deliver these lessons. Your instructor may not wish to continue working during this period due to health and safety concerns. They will be in touch with you directly to agree if they can deliver your lessons and to cancel any other lessons that have been scheduled.

The health and safety of our pupils and franchised independent driving instructors remains a key priority for us.  We understand that the introduction of these lesson restrictions to workers in essential services only must be frustrating for you however, we must adhere to the guidelines that have been introduced by Government and the Road Safety Authority.

Due to the ongoing restrictions on driving lessons at this time, we’re pleased to advise you that we’ve agreed to further extend the Aviva Driving School pupils accompanied driver insurance cover to 31st December 2021 from the date that your existing cover expires (*subject to terms and conditions), on request by the policyholder. This should allow pupils avail of sufficient time in which to complete their driving lessons and practice.

In order to secure this extended cover, we would ask that the following be actioned:

  • If the policyholder is using an insurance broker, please have the policyholder contact their broker directly
  • If the policyholder is with Aviva Direct, please have the policyholder request the extension by filling out this form https://www.aviva.ie/lessons/driving-school/cover-form/
Unfortunately, we cannot predict when our instructors will be able to resume lessons for non-essential workers, but they will be in touch as soon as it’s possible to do so. Rest assured that we’ll work with you to complete your remaining lessons as soon as we can. We’ll continue to update you when we receive clarity from Government / the Road Safety Authority (RSA) as to when driving lessons can resume.
 
*The extension of insurance cover for the period to 31st December 2021, is subject to the relevant car insurance policy remaining with Aviva Insurance Ireland DAC for the entire period of the accompanied driver insurance cover.  The pupil must be covered by Aviva’s accompanied driver cover on the date the policyholder contacts Aviva for the extension and that the policy/pupil meet our terms and conditions to avail of such cover extension.

Aviva Driving School – New enquiries for driving lessons

Aviva Driving School is currently unable to accept new pupils seeking lessons.  

Following the introduction of phase three of the Government’s road map for reopening the country on 29 June last, our instructors have gradually started returning to work. Our priority is to provide driving lessons to our existing pupils who were in the middle of their driving lessons when the Government restrictions were introduced, ceasing all activity.   Once we have taken care of our existing pupils and our driving instructors have dealt with the backlog which is significant, we will then be in a position to take on new customers.

We have recorded the contact details of those who have already expressed an interest in buying a driving lesson package and, once availability opens in their area, we will get in touch with them.

If you are interested in us contacting you in the future about driving lessons, please complete the our online form.

Unfortunately, we cannot give you a timeline as to when we can accept new pupils as this will depend on the extent of the backlog in various locations and the speed at which our driving instructors can deal with it. However, our expectation is that it is likely to be several months before we will be in a position to offer lessons to new pupils which may be further extended due to the current level 5 restrictions that are in place until 1 December 2020. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause you.

Aviva extends accompanied driver insurance for Driving School pupils

We are pleased to announce that we have extended the accompanied driver insurance cover for those pupils who have unused driving lessons with the Aviva Driving School. However, this accompanied driver cover has only been extended to those pupils who already had this cover activated for them to drive on the policy as at 13 March 2020 and had not completed all their driving lessons at that time. 

Following the Government’s announcement on the five-phase reopening plan, we are awaiting clarification as to when driver tuition and testing can resume. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide lessons until such time as we have a definitive date. We understand that this is a difficult time for pupils who no doubt would love to complete their driving lessons and go sit their tests.  The accompanied driver insurance cover will provide pupils with more practice time as they prepare for their eventual test.

To secure this extended cover, the policyholder should contact Aviva Direct on our online form or your broker, following which a letter confirming the extended cover will issue.

Aviva Driving School not offering driving lessons at this time

Wednesday 1 April 2020, Aviva Driving School wish to advise you that we are currently adhering to guidelines issued by both Government and the Health Service Executive (HSE) by not offering driving lessons at this time.

Your driving instructor will be in touch with you directly to cancel any lessons that you have booked.  Unfortunately, we cannot predict when our instructors will be able to resume lessons, but they will no doubt be in touch as soon as it is possible to do so safely. Rest assured that we will work with you to complete your remaining lessons as soon as we can.

Should you wish to discuss your accompanied driver cover, please contact your Broker or Aviva Direct, who will be happy to discuss your options with you.

We thank you for your patience and please stay safe and well.

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