Updated 19 October 2022.
The following process is laid out for not only your protection, but the protection of your family and the others around you.
This is a mandatory requirement for all students to comply to.
Please fully read the process and understand what is required before asking any further questions.
PRIOR TO LESSONS STARTING
Track and Trace
It is advised that you be registered on the Track and Trace system.
PPE and hygiene
It is no longer mandatory for you to wear a mask during lessons and your Driving Test. If you feel you would like to keep wearing a mask, please bring your own and ensure it is fitted correctly over the mouth and nose.
Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, in line with Government guidance, immediately before leaving the house for your lesson.
There is not a requirement to wear gloves. However, if you feel the need to wear gloves during lessons, please ensure you bring your own that fit properly. Put them on just before getting into the car.
Make sure you wear suitable clothing providing as much covering as is reasonable. Short sleeves are acceptable.
Self health check
Consider whether you have had any symptoms of the virus within the last 7 days or have been in contact with someone who has within the last 7 days.
Know within yourself by checking for any possible symptoms.
If you have any symptoms, you must inform your instructor as soon as possible (voice call), and seek medical advice.
Instructor check on Students health
Once the instructor arrives to collect the student, the instructor must again assess whether the student is well enough to start the lesson. The instructor may conduct a non contact temperature check straight away. The instructor will have a conversation with the student to see if they notice any symptoms. Arrangements to meet for the lessons must be by the vehicle, not at the front door. The Instructor will not knock on the door to let the pupil know they are there.
The instructor needs to be 100% happy with the student. If not, they don’t start the lesson and explain the need to cancel until the student have recovered fully.
This must be done before every lesson, even if the instructor only saw the pupil the day before.
Track and Trace
The instructor is registered in the Track and Trace System.
The instructor will wear suitable clothing providing as much covering as is
reasonable. Short sleeves are acceptable.
Self health check
The instructor must consider whether they have had any symptoms of the virus within the last 7 days or have been in contact with someone who has within the last 7 days. If they have any symptoms, they must inform their students as soon as possible (voice call), and seek medical advice.
The car will be fully cleaned down before each lesson. The vehicle may arrive early for your lesson in order for them to conduct that activity. Please let the instructor finish the clean down procedure before approaching the car.
All areas where contact is made will be cleaned down with a anti-bacteria/viral cleaner (Spray and/or wipes).
DURING THE LESSON
Visual aids and any training resources will be held up and not passed between to hold and touch. documents for the student is accessible via the student portal on the web site.
Writing should be done by the instructor and not share a pen or other devices where possible. If anything is shared, then the item must be cleaned with anti-bac wipes/spray straight afterwards. It is encouraged that the student bring their own notebook and pen/pencil for note taking.
Both student and instructor must try to avoid directly facing each other when discussing scenarios, it is safer to face forwards in the vehicle as maintaining being 1 metre + apart is not possible.
When opportunities arrive to have a discussion during the lesson, both student and instructor can conduct it outside of the car where safe and legal to do so.
If the instructor needs to give a demonstration drive, the car will need to be wiped down before and after the drive.
If the instructor has to touch the controls during the lesson the car must be pulled up at the earliest convenience and the controls must be wiped down.
If the instructor and student touched hands as a result they must both sanitise their hands.
Briefing notes could be given digitally at the request of the student.
The instructor will practice reducing the handling of cash. It is far safer to use electronic payments (Bank transfer/Card payment) and electronic receipts.
AT THE END OF THE LESSON
No hand shaking.
The student is to wash their hands as soon as they get back into their house
The instructor is to sanitise/wipe the car down ready for the next lesson and at the end of the day.