Covid-19 Precautions

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.

Ask them:

  • 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.

Tell them:

  • 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.