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.
Paying for Your Driving Lessons
We would suggest that paying by bank transfer BACS would be the
most hygienic method during the present circumstances. Therefore,
we request that all payments (where possible) are made by that means
the day before your driving lesson, though cash payments will still
be accepted on the day of your lesson if required.
If you wish to pay by cash, please inform your instructor ahead
of time and ensure you sanitise your hands thoroughly after handling
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.
Please note that our standard 48-hour cancellation policy still
applies, so it is important to contact your tutor as early as possible
if you wish to cancel your lesson.
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