This guidance must be referred to by the trainee before each training session takes place.
Have you or anyone in your household become unwell or showing symptoms of COVID19?
Have you or anyone in your household been tested positive in the last 2 weeks?
Have you or anyone in your household been in contact with someone showing symptoms in the last week?
I will be sanitising the car between lessons with various cleaning products with some containing alcohol. Do you have any allergies or breathing/respiratory conditions or other health problems for which this sanitisation process would cause you any problems or difﬁculties?
If your answer is YES to any of the above please contact me ASAP.
Due to the confines of the car the wearing of a mask is essential.
Current advice is to wear clothing that covers your skin as much as possible, however short sleeves are acceptable. Regardless of weather conditions, at least two windows will be lowered to circulate fresh air.
If you or the instructor develop symptoms during a lesson, the session will be terminated.
Please see below for the full risk assessment as advised by ADINJC.
Communicating with pupil before the lesson
If an instructor has had any symptoms of the virus within the last 7 days or has been in contact with someone who has within the last 14 days, they must not give lessons to clients.
Assess before lesson if the client has any symptoms or been in contact with anyone with symptoms.
Client needs to wash hands for at least 20 seconds before leaving the house.
Both need to wear suitable clothing as car maybe cooler/hotter due to open windows.
Preparing the car
Before each lesson and after last lesson, car must be cleaned down inside & out using anti bac/viral cleaner or disinfectant.
Instructors must wash or sanitise hands after cleaning but must not enter clients house to do so. Sanitise hands as frequently as possible.
Beaded seat covers that are difficult to clean between lessons should be avoided.
A supply of bin bags kept in car for tissues/wipes etc. dispose using Gov guidelines.
A supply of gloves & masks kept in car to be used if required. Dispose using Gov guidelines
Screen dividers shouldn’t be used between Instructor and Client due to control issues.
Face to face meeting
Meet client outside car, 2 metres apart.
Don’t shake hands, assess client is well enough to continue, if symptoms occur during lesson, finish immediately until they are fully recovered. Note the date.
Ask if washed hands and explain to avoid now touching face.
Explain to pupil how the car has been sanitised.
Explain about procedure in car, if coughing etc.
Instructor can talk though lesson plan, weather permitting.
Entering the vehicle
If wearing gloves (optional) put them on just before entering the car, take off directly after exiting, hands still need to be washed. Some people have latex allergy so check with client
The driving lesson itself
Don’t handle licences, get client to hold up. Visual aids/pens must not be shared.
Wherever possibly give notes digitally.
Avoid giving face to face discussions. Face forward as cannot maintain 2 metre distance.
Car windows/roof should be opened for ventilation. Beware this may cause more noise.
Avoid using air-con if possible, if it is used don’t set on recirculate.
Parents, guardians or friends must not sit in.
Face masks should be changed frequently and disposed of safely/responsibly. Cloth masks must be washed daily at 60 degrees centigrade and above. (Masks optional)
If using a demo drive/or taking action, wipe down controls before/after.
Where possible avoid handling cash, use electronic payments/receipts.
Remind client to wash hands after, and to inform you during the week if they are unwell or have been in contact with someone unwell.
Bin bag containing any wipes/tissues must be double bagged and changed after each lesson and disposed of using Gov guidelines.
After the lesson
Wash clothes as soon as you have finished work for the day.
Be mindful of how the car is being used in-between lessons/after lessons.
Follow up with the client
In-between lessons call/text client to check if they have had any symptoms of the virus within the last 7 days, if they have lesson must be cancelled.
Check if they have been in contact with anyone that is showing symptoms or has been doing so within the last 14 days, if so, lesson must be cancelled.