Please see below the steps we are taking in light of the current Covid-19 outbreak. We continue to work as normal but will be taking extra precautions to keep our instructors and our pupils safe.
We are asking all pupils to:
To wash their hands or use sanitiser gel just prior to getting into the car.
To cover their mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing – so a sleeve or tissue, not their hands.
We are taking the following steps:
Keeping a window open for ventilation.
Before the client enters the vehicle, ensure that we 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.
If instructors 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 is used.
Notice to all instructors:
Advice from DIA:
You may be receiving phone calls from students or parents that puts some undue pressure on you to continue training in your car. We cannot advise you to stop training altogether, that is a business decision for you to make, but we do advise the following:
To continue to operate your business as safely as possible and to continue to provide services to your pupils and customers, our guidance is that you:
Call your pupils ahead of each lesson (even if you have seen them within the last couple of days).
Ask them if they have any symptoms.
Ask them if anyone they know, or have been in contact with, is showing symptoms.
Ask them if they, or if anyone they have been in contact with, has travelled from a high-risk, infectious region.
If a parent or anyone else comes along on the lesson, you will need to go through this with them too (or jointly).
Explain to them that you need to take a few extra precautionary measures during their lesson to keep them, and everyone safe.