SUSPENSION OF COURSES FROM 20TH MARCH 2020
National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS)
Important Coronavirus Update 29th March 2020
As a result of the unprecedented unfolding events, Chief Constable Bangham, the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) lead for Roads Policing believes that 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 will suspend all classroom based courses for an initial period of 12 weeks, from Friday 20th March 2020.
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 will now work with forces and course providers to establish options to deal with drivers who have already been offered a course.
You will be contacted to explain what is going to happen next by the police force who issued you the offer or your course provider (if you booked a course).
You will hopefully understand that this is a massive undertaking and we would ask that you allow the Police and Course providers some time to work through everything.