Training During COVID-19

COVID19 – Please Read This

Safety Measures With regards to COVID19

I will be following the National Association Strategic Partnership (NASP) Guidelines, which are in line with the Government and HSE Regulations. You (and your parents if you are under 18) will need to read and agree to these Guidelines (below) in order to take driving lessons with me.
Please understand these measures will be in place for both my safety and yours.

Both of us, (you the pupil and myself the instructor) need to consider three main things before agreeing to start lessons:

1) if we have any symptoms
2) if we fall into higher risk groups
3) if we have family members who are moderate to high risk.

Before a lesson I will ask you to:
– Wash your hands for 20 seconds before leaving the house
– Use hand sanitiser when asked to do so

During a lesson I will ask you to:
– Have windows partially open where possible
– Wear a face-mask
– Do not wear gloves

Before the lesson begins, I will:
– Use hand sanitiser and offer you hand sanitiser
– Confirm that the car controls have been wiped down after the previous lesson and after I have driven the car

During the lessons I will:
– Have windows partially open where feasible
– Wear a face-mask.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to wear a face mask?
Yes. As I am Type-1 diabetic I am classed as clinically vulnerable. With both of us wearing face-masks, the risk of contagion reduces dramatically. If you do not want to wear a face mask you will need to wait until the situation improves further or find another instructor.

I’m concerned there is a long waiting list for driving tests – can I book my driving test now?
You may book your test yourself as soon as the DVSA opens up the booking system, however my policy on taking people for test in my car is simple;

  • If we do not agree you are ready for test then you do not go for test in my car.
  • As ever, readiness for test will be discussed and assessed objectively. My advice is wait until we agree you are ready, or at least very nearly ready before booking your test. This has always been my policy and has not changed.