COVID 19

Safety Precautions 

For Driving Lessons!

 

Following official confirmation from the DVSA on 25th July 2020

I’m delighted to confirm that driving lessons can once again officially restart from the 4th of July 2020, 

 

I will be in touch with all my students over the next few days to rearrange suitable lesson times and dates. I'm looking forward to catching up with you all. Anyone that is personally shielding or shielding because of a family member should not currently book driving lessons.

 

Please carefully read the paragraphs below detailing what precautions you as a student should take and what you should bring with you to your lessons.

Tel : 07939 089903

What I will (your instructor) be doing once lessons can restart?

Firstly I have prepared a risk assessment statement that you can read by clicking the link. I will ensure that I only teach when I am fully well, and exhibiting no signs or symptoms of COVID 19 and have not been in contact with anyone who has displayed symptoms during the previous 14 days. I will ensure that my car has been thoroughly disinfected, to ensure that it’s as safe as it’s possible to make it. 

All crucial surfaces inside and outside the car will have been cleaned prior to your lesson. These include the internal and external door handles, windows and mirror controls, seatbelt and seat controls, gear lever, handbrake, steering wheel, indicator and wiper stalks, and keys. I will also be regularly using hand sanitiser.

 

As much as possible we will not face each other directly when we need to discuss something, as remaining face forward, is the safest option when a 2-meter gap between us cannot be maintained. Because face coverings are not required by law, you may choose to wear one if you prefer, but you must provide these yourself, and you must be able to dispose of them safely at the end of your lesson. 

On the day of your lesson, I will call or text you. You should confirm to me that neither you nor anyone in your household has had any symptoms of COVID 19 within the last 7 days and that neither you nor anyone in your household has had contact with anyone who has had symptoms of COVID 19, within the last 14 days.

If you have exhibited any symptoms or been in contact with anyone with symptoms, then your lesson cannot go ahead, even if you feel fine as you could be Asymptomatic and not currently showing symptoms.

If you cancel a lesson due to a suspicion that you have COVID 19 symptoms, you will not be able to book another lesson for a minimum of 14 days.

What should you be doing before your driving lesson?

If the lesson can go ahead, you should look out for me arriving at your address. I will however text when I arrive, so that you can come out to the car, rather than me coming to your door. Before you get into the car, you will need to confirm that you have thoroughly washed your hands (for at least 20 seconds) just before leaving your home.

 

Your temperature will also be taken electronically to ensure you do not have a fever at the start of your lesson!
 

All students should wear clothing that covers as much of the body as possible, including arms and legs.

 

You should wear warm clothing during cold spells and light clothing on warm days, as the car windows will most likely have to be open during lessons to improve ventilation.

 

You should also bring your own hand sanitiser, tissues, and a towel to sit on during your driving lessons to avoid possible seat contamination.

 

As previously mentioned, if you wish, you may wear a face mask and disposable gloves, although these may prove to be uncomfortable to wear during a driving lesson. If you wish to wear them you must provide them yourself, but you should only put them on just before getting into the car. I

 

We will not shake hands either before, or after a lesson, and once you’re back home, you should wash your hands thoroughly as soon as it's possible. You may also wish to wash the clothes you were wearing during your lesson.

Training aids and demonstration drives during lessons?

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To reduce risks during lessons, only I will hold any visual aids or training resources, instead of passing them between us. If I need to give you a demonstration drive, the car controls will need to be disinfected before I drive, and then again when you get back into the driving seat. At the conclusion of the lesson, I will type your reflective comments for your personal log.