During the current Coronavirus situation the following precautions will apply, in line with Guidance from the Government.
Following these precautions is a condition of providing lessons.
Safe training practices - Driving Instructors Association
Call your pupils ahead of each lesson (even if you have seen them within the last couple of days).
Tell them you will remain with the vehicle at the start of the lesson rather than going to their door.
The vehicle is a White Suzuki Swift, Registration BK20 LTX, displaying a "Rio Driving School" Headboard.
Ask them if they have any symptoms.
Ask them if anyone they know, or have been in contact with, is showing symptoms.
Ask them if they, or if anyone they have been in contact with, has travelled from a high-risk, infectious region.
Explain to them that you need to take a few extra precautionary measures during their lesson to keep them, and everyone safe. It is not possible to maintain Social Distancing in the vehicle during a lesson.
- To wash their hands or use sanitiser gel just prior to getting into the car.
- To cover their mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing – so a sleeve or tissue, not their hands.
- You’ll keep a window open for ventilation.
- You also have some other housekeeping to do in order to help protect yourself and your clients:
Before the client enters the vehicle, ensure that you have wiped over the following contact points:
- Door handles (inside and out),
- window controls,
- seat adjusters,
- steering wheel and steering wheel height adjuster,
- parking brake,
- gear lever,
- indicator and wiper stalks and
- light controls
with alcohol-based gel at the beginning and end of each training session.