Coronavirus (COVID-19)- DRIVING LESSONS TO RESTART JULY 4TH GIVEN GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE ON THE 24TH JUNE
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Firstly, a big thank you to all our Instructors, Staff and Pupils for bearing with us, we hope all customers new, present and passed have been following the guidance and keeping safe and well.
Following Government guidelines we have taken the following action, the safety of our instructors and you as a pupil, the customer is paramount:
General Info: Last updated 08/06/2020
All A Class instructors have been advised to follow the following guidelines from the DIA:https://driving.org/coronavirus-advice/
Our current guidance is to only deliver in-car driver training to key workers preparing for an essential driving test.
There has been some confusion around the terms key and critical workers. DVSA is now using the terms key workers and emergency testing for key workers.
NASP advises that trainers should carefully evaluate the risks of on-road training at this time, and establish whether there is an essential need for such before taking on any new key worker pupil.
We remind trainers that they engage in in-vehicle training during this period entirely at their own discretion due to the risks involved.
The type of training NASP deems unessential, and should therefore be avoided includes:
Trainers should carefully consider the risks involved in delivering in-vehicle at this time, as they will be unable to socially distance.
NASP recommends trainers carry out a risk assessment of each pupil and their training requirements before beginning any on-road training.
Examples of key worker training which may be required at this time:
If you are supplying driver or rider training to key workers, please see our guidance below.
Call your pupils ahead of each lesson(even if you have seen them within the last couple of days).
Explain to them that you need to take a few extra precautionary measures during their lesson to keep them, and everyone safe.
You'll keep a window open for ventilation.
You also have some other housekeeping to do in order to help protect yourself and your client:
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.
This would be good practice.
If you are unable to get the alcohol gel, then a bottle containing disinfectant, mixed with antibacterial soap and water and wiped over with kitchen paper and then dried with a separate sheet of kitchen paper would do. Ensure to discard the paper in the bin each time.
We have set up a key worker register to allow trainers carrying out essential training to validate their work, gain certification to display in their car and receive important training and guidance on working safely during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Registration, training and certification is entirely voluntary and trainers are not obliged to join the register, or use these resources. They are being provided as a helpful, advisory and professional development resource for the industry during this unprecedented period of crisis and change.
DVSA STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR CRITICAL WORKER TESTS DURING COVID 19
These are available to read on the NASP website at www.n-a-s-p.co.uk
Stay alert, Stay safe.
Updates on Theory and Practical testing have been suspended and details can be found here:https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-driving-tests-and-theory-tests/
Please support the government's campaign to contain the spread of Covid-19 as outlined here:https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/