Covid-19 Learner Driver Safety
Learning to Drive Safely in the Covid-19 Era
After a long and unfortunate period of absence, we're happy to
announce that Manchester Driver Training is back in business. As
a responsible driving school, we are taking a number of additional
precautions to keep all learners and tutors safe.
Here's what you need to know about learning to drive safely in
the Covid-19 era:
Before Your Driving Lesson
In accordance with on-going government guidelines, we kindly request
that every learner contacts their instructor 24 hours before each
lesson, in order to confirm they have not experienced any signs
or symptoms of Covid-19 since their last lesson. Likewise, all learners
are required to confirm that they have not been in contact with
anyone who has displayed the symptoms of Covid-19 within the past
Personal items should be left at home where possible to reduce
the risk of surface contamination and transmission. We also ask
that learners wash their hands thoroughly for at least 30 seconds
before starting each driving lesson.
Face Coverings During Lessons
Evidence suggests that wearing a face mask can reduce the risk
of spreading Covid-19 to other people. We therefore require appropriate
face coverings to be used during lessons by all instructors and
learners. Please bring your own mask or visor that comfortably yet
adequately covers your face and nose; and any other safety materials
that you may wish to use.
Car Cleaning and Sanitising
Every vehicle at Manchester Driver Training is kept meticulously
clean and hygienic at all times. Our tutors are currently taking
extra steps to ensure their vehicles are appropriately sanitised
before and after every lesson.
In order to maintain the cleanliness and safety of our vehicles,
we also ask that learners (if possible) bring their own antibacterial
hand sanitiser to be used before and after their lesson. However,
your instructor will also carry a supply of sanitiser, which you
can use if you don’t have your own.
Additional Health and Safety Measures
Social distancing rules will be followed as outlined by the government,
meaning you will not come into close contact with anyone other than
your driving instructor during your driving lesson.
Handshakes will no longer be offered and nor will it be possible
for a friend or family member to accompany you in the vehicle for
the duration of your lesson.
Weather permitting, the windows of the vehicle will be kept partially
down during the lesson and face-to-face conversation will be discouraged.
Any visual training aids that may be provided, will be shown to
learners, rather than passed to them physically.
Should any of the signs or symptoms of Covid-19 be displayed by
the instructor or the pupil during the lesson e.g. coughing, tight
chest, high temperature etc. then the lesson will be terminated,
and the learner returned to their home. The learner and the instructor
will then be required (in accordance with Coronavirus legislation)
to self-isolate at home for the appropriate period of time.
Paying for Your Driving Lessons
Once a lesson or course hours are confirmed payment is required
within 24 hours to complete the booking, thank you.
At the present time all payments are made by bank transfer (BACS).
This is the most hygienic method to pay for your lessons / course
during the present circumstances.
Bank transfer payments can be made by: Online Banking / Mobile
App Banking / Telephone Banking.
If you are paying by credit card please contact the customer services
number on the back of your card to make a BACS payment.
Alternatively if you do not have any of the above methods of payment
you can go into the bank and pay directly for your lesson or course.
All payment details for lesson and course bookings are sent in
your confirmation & payment email.
If you need to change or cancel any driving lesson appointments please give your allocated driving instructor 48 hours notice to avoid payment.
If you feel ill with any symptoms of Covid or Flu please contact your allocated driving instructor as soon as possible. Your lesson will then be rescheduled without charge once you have fully recovered.
If you are concerned about your health, your potential exposure to an individual with Covid-19 symptoms or have any other concerns whatsoever, call Manchester Driver Training on 0161 442 7999 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to advise you.
Thank You for Your Patience and Understanding!
For some time to come, the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic will
continue to affect our lives in a variety of ways. We understand
how difficult and daunting it can be to adapt, therefore thank you
for your patience and understanding during this difficult period.
Contact us if you wish to discuss our Covid-19 safety measures,
or if you have any questions regarding learning to drive in the