2nd Jun 2020

SUSPENSION OF COURSES FROM 20TH MARCH 2020

Important Coronavirus Update

As a result of the unprecedented unfolding events and following consultation with Chief Constable Bangham, the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) lead for Roads Policing it is no longer appropriate nor proportionate for police forces to offer classroom based education courses, which brings members of the public together in one place, as an alternative to prosecution for motoring offences covered by NDORS.

This position fully supports the Prime Minister’s latest direction:

  • Stay at home (no unnecessary journeys or social contact, with one form of exercise per day).
  • Only leave home for essential shopping or medical needs or travelling to work if absolutely necessary.
  • Public gatherings of more than two people are banned (excluding people you live with).

We at UK Road Offender Education (UKROEd) who operate, manage, administer and develop the scheme on behalf of the Police Service, agree with this position and took the decision to suspend all classroom based courses until MONDAY 13TH JULY.

This is the right thing to do to help protect individual’s health and reduce the risks associated with a wider spread of the virus.

We are working with forces and course providers to establish options to deal with drivers who have already been offered a course.

UKROEd have been working hard in partnership with all stakeholders in the background and have recently approved a Digital Classroom option for the National Speed Awareness Course, the National Motorway Awareness Course and the What’s Driving Us Course to be able to cater for members of the public who already had a course booked. Some Police Forces and Course Providers are now taking steps to use this as an option.

You can check your booking status by logging into the system and choosing “Rebook My Course” or “Access My Courses”. If your status is “Booked” or “Booked & Paid” you may need to contact your Course Provider to rebook – you can do this online.

If your course offer status is showing as “Booking Pending”, you will need to search for a course provider offering an online course using the Course Location search under “Access My Courses”.

You will hopefully understand that this is a significant national undertaking and we would ask that you allow the police and course providers some time to work through the backlog.