After a break of about four months I'm back on the road! In this post I'd like to highlight the measures I have already undertook, and will continue to undertake, to keep myself and my customers as safe as is possible from Covid 19 infection while receiving driving tuition. The lengths I have gone to are considerable...
Your temperature will be checked by contact-free thermometer before each lesson.
Face coverings must be worn on lessons. A face mask will be provided if you do not bring your own.
Disposable vinyl gloves are available if you wish to wear them.
Hand sanitiser is supplied, which must be used before entering the car and then as often as you wish.
Disposable seat covers will be used and replaced before each lesson.
I have increased the time between lessons to allow adequate time for sanitisation of all touchable surfaces.
Wind deflectors have been fitted to improve ventilation whilst reducing air buffeting in the cabin.
I regularly use a chemical fogging machine to disinfect the interior of the car, killing bacteria, viruses and fungal spores.
A dedicated clean area is provided for storage of customer possessions during lessons.
Contact payment facilities have been installed in the car. Please do not bring cash.
In light of the measures I have taken, I would respectfully ask my customers to do the following...
For the safety of myself, my family and those of my other clients, my expectation is that customers will observe government social distancing measures in their private lives between lesson appointments. If you are not willing to do this then I do not wish to teach you. Find another driving school.
Please cancel all your lessons within the forthcoming 14 days if you have Covid19 symptoms, have come into contact with anyone with such symptoms, including of course, if you have been contacted by NHS Track and Trace. There is no charge for such cancellations at this time.
I do not wish to take cash payments right now. Please book and pay online or in-car by contactless payment. Please set up Apple Pay, Google Pay or Samsung Pay on your phone to do this. If your phone does not support this, I can take payment by chip and pin as a method of last resort.
Wear suitable footwear for driving, and due to Covid19, please cover your arms and legs. No shorts please.
As I have said, all these measures are there to protect myself, my family, my customers and their families. I have explained the measures that I will be taking and what I I expect of my customers. I hope that you find this goes some way to reassure you. Short of wearing a full Hazmat suit, I'm not sure that there is much more that I can do. Although, if you do think of any additional measures I can take, please let me know in the comments section. Take care and stay safe.