As a responsible driving instructor I take seriously the risks from COVID-19 both to myself (as someone who is clinically extremely vulnerable)
and also to my customers (many of whom are vulnerable to the virus).
Set out below are the steps I will take to ensure the car is as
covid safe as reasonably practicable, but there are also things
you can do to help keep me and my other customers safe.
What I will do
I will wear a face covering inside the car.
Windows will be open to allow fresh air through.
We will spend time outside the car when possible.
I will take regular lateral flow tests.
I will fully participate in the NHS Test & Trace scheme by checking into venues and self-isolate if I come into contact (within 7 days) with anyone who has tested positive.
If I develop symptoms, I will cancel lessons and self-isolate if I test positive.
I will regularly use hand sanitise and wash my hands with soap and water whenever possible.
I will sanitise the car every time the driver changes.
I will deep clean the car at least once a week.
What you can do
If you answer yes to any of the following questions, please contact me ASAP on 07780 470779.
Have you had any cold/flu like symptoms, a cough, a loss or change of taste/smell, fever, headache or fatigue in the last 10 days?
Are you waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test?
Have you tested positive for COVID-19 since your last driving lesson?
Have you had any cold/flu like symptoms, a cough, a loss or change of taste/smell, fever, headache or fatigue since your last driving lesson?
Have you had any contact with anyone with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 in the last 7 days?
Before/after lessons, please wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, I can also provide hand sanitiser for use during lessons.
You must wear a face covering whilst inside the car unless you are medically exempt - please discuss this with me before lessons commence if you are.
When I contact you on the day before your lesson, please let me know if you answer 'yes' to any of the above questions.
Please let me know if you are planning to travel abroad or have recently returned from abroad.
Due to my vulnerability and that of some of my customers, I need to take additional precautions. Although the legal requirement to self-isolate is being removed for some people, I still feel it's too much of a risk to conduct lessons for people who have recently been in contact with someone who has/may have COVID-19. The government has given us all individual responsibility to manage the risk from COVID-19 and I feel that means we all need to work together to keep each other safe.