Wests Driving School Covid-19 Driving Tuition Safety Checklist
Checklist: Before The Lesson
Have you had symptoms, which are related to Covid-19 in the last 7 days or been in contact with someone who has in the last 14 days? If you have then remain quarantined until 7 days after the symptoms have passed.
Keep disposable gloves, face masks, a bottle of hand sanitizer, antibacterial wipes, and a bin bag in the car.
Clean the car thoroughly inside between learners, using bacteria killing spray on regularly touched surfaces e.g. steering wheel and gear stick.
Have a bin bag in the car to put the antibacterial wipes and used gloves.
Notify the learner that you will be practicing a ‘no-touch’ policy i.e. not shaking hands to greet or sharing physical visual aids.
Before the lesson starts, chat with the learner outside of the car for a few minutes to gauge if you feel comfortable they are symptom-free
Remove anything in the car which is difficult to sanitise and could pose a risk to drivers during driving lessons e.g. beaded seat covers.
Gain prior agreement from the learner that they will adhere to all of your Covid-19 safety requirements.
Request of the Learner:
Ask if the learner has had Covid-19 symptoms in the last 7 days or if they have been in contact with someone who has.
Request the learner wash their hands thoroughly (for 20 seconds or longer) immediately before leaving the house.
Request the learner wear clean clothing which covers up as much of their skin as possible.
Confirm the learners will be by themselves for the lesson. Parents or guardians will not be able to join for the lesson.
Ask if the learner has any additional safety requests beyond what you have shared e.g. wearing a mask.
Checklist: During the Lesson
Keep the windows wound down as low as is reasonable to allow for ventilation.
If notes are needed, share them digitally i.e. by email.
Try to avoid directly facing each other when talking.
Request electronic payment instead of cash exchanging hands.
Be respectful if the learner driver at any point says they do not feel comfortable due to perceived Covid-19 risks.
If you provide a demonstration, then before you swap positions clean the driver seat area with anti-bacterial spray.
Checklist: After the Lesson
Wipe the car with anti-bacterial wipes and dispose of them in the bin bag.
Prompt the learner driver to wash their hands thoroughly at the next available opportunity.
Thoroughly wash your own hands with hand sanitiser.
Ask the learner if they were comfortable during the lesson and ask if they would like any further precautions to be taken in the next lesson.
Restrict your cars’ usage exclusively to driving lessons to reduce the risk of bacteria entering the car.