Here's How Your Driving Lessons Will
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on the day of your
will call or text you, asking if you or anyone in your household
has been having any symptoms of COVID-19 within the last
seven days – or have been in contact with someone who has
within the last 14 days.
If you have, your
lesson will be cancelled. Remember, even if you feel fine,
you could be one of the many people who don’t show any
symptoms (it takes a few days from infection to showing
symptoms), and by continuing with a lesson, you could
endanger your instructor’s life and others.
what to do before
your driving lesson
if you’re given the
all-clear for the lesson to go ahead, your instructor will
advise you to do the following:
• 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 will most likely be open during the
lesson to improve ventilation.
• Wash your
hands for at least 20 seconds immediately before leaving
your home for your lesson.
• Wear disposable
gloves if you wish to – but only put them on just before
getting into the car.
• Meet the
instructor by the car itself, and not by your front door. Temperature
checks will be made with an IR Digital non-touch on
forehead to ensure safety.
• Expect the
instructor to chat with you before you’re allowed to get
in the car; this is an opportunity for them to check that you
are not displaying any symptoms, and to also check you have
washed your hands (or have brought hand sanitiser with you).
• Expect the
instructor to have this chat with you at the beginning of
each and every lesson. If the instructor is not 100% happy,
they will cancel your lesson on the spot. Please don’t take
it personally – they are just trying to keep everyone safe.
• If you are a new
client, you will be asked to hold up your provisional driving
licence so the instructor can check it there and then.
Your instructor is responsible to ensure key
surfaces inside and outside the car have been cleansed and
sanitised. These include:
external door handle
windows and mirror
seat and head restraints
seatbelt and its
gear lever and
steering wheel and
car keys and training