Having painstakingly built up her business as a driving instructor over the past four years, the decision to shift careers during lockdown was not an easy one for Camilla, 32, from Worcester. But in the weeks leading up to the lockdown announcement, she had noticed a steady surge in cancellations.
“Quite a few people weren’t comfortable having lessons because they were worried about the virus and because everyone’s financial priorities had shifted,” she says. “Then the 2-metre distancing rule was implemented and I knew that wasn’t possible in a car. It wasn’t essential work, either.”
Realising her income had shrunk to virtually nothing overnight, Camilla took action and began searching for other opportunities. “Initially I looked into supermarket work and delivery driver jobs, but then I realised that I’d always wanted to provide home care