Safe Training Practices


I will be using the following safe training practices, as advised by the Driving Instructors Association, and I will need you to follow these too. 


I will text pupils ahead of each lesson (even if I have seen them within the last couple of days) and would be grateful if you could respond.  I will:

  • Ask you if you have any symptoms.

  • Ask if anyone you know, or have been in contact with, is showing symptoms.

  • Ask if you, or if anyone you have been in contact with, has travelled from a high-risk, infectious region.


I will need to take a few extra precautionary measures during your lesson to keep you, and everyone safe.   I will ask you: 

  • To wash your hands or use sanitiser gel just prior to getting into the car.

  • To cover your nose and mouth with a mask or face covering unless you are unable to due to a disability or breathing problems.

  • To ensure your mouth and nose are covered when coughing or sneezing – so a mask, face covering, sleeve or tissue, not their hands.

I will do the following:

  • Keep a window open for ventilation – you will need to ensure you wear suitable clothing to stay warm.


Before you enter the vehicle, I will ensure that I 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.  I will use an alcohol-based gel, anti-viral sanitiser or disinfectant at the beginning and end of each training session.  I will ensure I discard the paper in the bag each time and ensure it is tied up and disposed of in another bin.


If you feel unwell at any time before during or after your lesson or you have taken a COVID-19 test and you have a positive result, you need to let me know immediately so that I can minimise the risk to myself, my family and other pupils.

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