Due to the COVID-19 situation the Responsible Driver Program has been temporarily modified to ensure the safety of participants and staff. All stages of the program are being provided. However, in compliance with advice from government health offices, we have suspended most in-person sessions and have been authorized to provide the program remotely via Microsoft Teams on a temporary basis to avoid service disruptions.
As British Columbia moves through the Restart Plan over the next months, and when the government health offices advise that it is safe to do so, the Responsible Driver Program will revert to providing in-person sessions. We anticipate this will occur by September 2021.
Registering for the Responsible Driver Program can now be done here on our website. Registrations by fax are being received and processed as normal, however mailed registrations may be delayed by any disruptions in postal service.
When you are due to be scheduled for sessions, your group coordinator will be in touch with you about the program format you will be participating in. If at that time sessions are still being held remotely, we will be asking you whether you have access to reliable internet service and a smart phone, computer, or tablet with a front-facing camera so you can participate in remote sessions. If this is not possible for you, we will discuss alternative means to allow you to participate.
We will be relying on our clients providing up to date contact information so that we can make these necessary arrangements. If you can provide an email address please do so, as we send routine updates by email about clients’ status in the program. Please check your email (and spam folder) regularly and keep in touch by phone if you don’t have access to email. We will continue to mail letters but know that postal service may be disrupted or some people may not be able to access their mail.
Please know that we remain committed to providing timely service and anticipate that we’ll be able to move you through the program smoothly, despite the disruption we’re all experiencing.
We are grateful for your cooperation and wish you and your families well during this difficult time. We have no access to information about licensing status or deadlines, but please don’t hesitate to reach out to our office if you have questions about the program. We’re here to help you get through this process.