COVID -19 TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

To ensure that the risk of exposure is reduced especially with the lack of social distancing in cars, NASP (National Associations Strategic Partnership) have published some guidance to help driving instructors and their pupils on how to have the safest possible lessons. I will also add some of my own requirements.

 

THE DAY BEFORE YOUR DRIVING LESSON:

  • The day before your lesson, i will text you asking if you or anyone in your household/bubble has any symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 7 days or have been in contact with someone who has within the last 14 days

​    The main symptoms of COVID-19 are:

     * a high temperature

     * a new continuous cough

     * a loss of taste or smell

If you or anyone in your household/bubble has symptoms the lesson will be terminated and future lessons cannot re-start until you have recovered and for a minimum of 14 days,

 

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO BEFORE YOUR DRIVING LESSON:

  • Wear clothing that covers as much of your body as possible, including your arms and legs. You should also wrap up warm during cold spells as the windows (driver and passenger windows) will be open during the lesson to improve ventilation.

  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds immediately before leaving your home for your lesson.

 

WHAT WILL HAPPEN BEFORE YOU GET IN THE CAR:

  • When you see your instructor arrive please give them a few minutes before you come out to give them time to clean all contact surfaces and to put on a disposable car seat cover.

  • Your instructor will meet you outside of the car and ask you to confirm that you are fit to drive and have no COVID-19 symptoms, which are:

    * a high temperature

    * a new continuous cough

    * a loss of taste or smell

  • Your instructor will ask if you have washed your hands

  • Hand sanitiser must be used before entering the car, you can provide this yourself or your instructor will have some available for you to use.

  • Please keep any personal items at home or in a bag, if you need to bring a bag or any personal items these will need to be put in the boot in the box provided.

  • Your lesson brief and debrief may take place outside of the car (weather permitting).

  • No additional passengers will be allowed to sit in on lessons.

 

WHAT WILL HAPPEN DURING YOUR DRIVING LESSON:

  • Your instructor will hold up any visual aids or training resources

  • Ensure neither of you face each other directly when talking about scenarios, remaining  face forward is the safest option when a 2 metre gap between 2 people cannot be maintained.

  • The controls will be wiped down if the instructor gives a demonstration drive or as to intervene resulting in touching the steering wheel, gear stick etc.

  • Please note: If you display any COVID-19 symptoms whilst driving, the lesson will be terminated immediately. Lessons will be suspended for 14 days. 

 

****PLEASE DO NOT BRING YOUR REFLECTIVE LOGS OR PROGRESS CARD****

Your instructor will fill out their copy and send you a copy digitally.

 

WHAT YOUR DRIVING INSTRUCTOR WILL DO AFTER EVERY DRIVING LESSON:

You might notice that your driving instructor does not drive off straight away, they will be cleaning contact surfaces in and outside of the car.

 

These include:

  • Internal and external door handles         

  • Windows/mirror controls

  • Seat/head restraint

  • Seatbelt and its connection

  • Gear stick

  • Steering wheel

  • Handbrake

  • Indicator and wiper stalks

  • Car keys

 

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE):

  • Your instructor will be wearing a face mask

  • All pupils MUST wear a face mask and would appreciate it if pupils could provide their own. If this is not possible you can purchase a disposable face mask from your instructor for £1.00. Masks must be worn or the driving lesson will not go head.

  • You can also wear protective gloves if you wish to do so. These need to be provided by the pupil and put on just before getting into the car.

  • Hand Sanitiser will be available from your instructor but you are welcome to use your own.

  • Anti-bacterial/anti-virus wipes and spray will be used to wipe down the car after every lesson.

  • New disposable car seat covers provided for every pupil and disposed of at the end of every lesson.

  • Wipes and disposable car seat covers will be disposed in bin bags and sealed at the end of every lesson.

 

LESSON CANCELLATION FEES:

The normal 48 hour cancellation fee still applies unless you have symptoms of COVID-19 and need to self isolate. If you confirm you have COVID-19 symptoms, we will not charge any cancellation fees if you cancel. Lessons will be suspended for 14 days.

 

All other terms and conditions remain unchanged