Firstly, let us say HAPPY NEW YEAR to one and all and fingers crossed that, with vaccines on the horizon, 2021 will be a much better year for everyone.
Aren't we glad to see the back of 2020? The year that COVID-19 kinda took over the world and everything that goes on around our planet. I can't imagine that there's a single person that this nightmare virus hasn't effected in some way or other.
For us, the biggest effect obviously, was that we couldn't get out to teach you, our clients, how to drive. We were effectively "closed for business" from March 23rd until August 24th. 5 months enforced "holiday" though a holiday that we here at MDS could have really done without.
When we did get the go-ahead to re-open My Driving School, it was, quite frankly, MENTAL - but in a good way........ Once we started to call around you, our clients, our diary's were "rammed". We unfortunately had to turn away many potential customers as we just couldn't cope with demand. We did get going with those we could accommodate and got as many people to test as we possibly could.
Demand was so great that we have enlisted another 3 instructors with a 4th just about to start too, though since Xmas you will all know that we are again in LockDown and unable to teach. We remain hopeful that this interruption will not be as long as the last one....... (Fingers crossed everyone!!)
Our new instructors are Susan, covering Peebles, up to Currie and everything in between (though focus will be mainly at home in Peebles), Andrew covering Edinburgh north and west and Vita covering Dunfermline to Currie and everything in between. Our existing team are still all here to cover all the usual areas too.
Even though we were only able to operate for 7 months of 2020, we, that's you and us, didn't do too badly with a total of 81 driving test successes. We managed 35 before the lockdown in March and a further 46 since re-opening in the last week of August........ just imagine what we could have done!!
Although we can hope to re-open as soon as possible, I doubt very much that things will return to any sort of normal for quite some time. I envisage masks and car wipe-downs will be the NEW normal, even after we've all received the vaccine. I also envisage chaos as far as theory and practical test booking and availability, however, we here at MDS will carry on providing our best possible service and top-end driver training to each and every current and future client with an aim to gaining success for you all just as soon as we can..........
For now everyone,
Take Care, Stay Safe, we'll see you soon..........