At KAR we will be following the NASP guidelines for COVID 19 and driver training. As you can appreciate it is impossible to social distance in the car so if you are starting driving lessons you need to appreciate that there is a risk. Every student and instructor needs to not only consider their health but the people they live with and are in a bubble with. We also need to make you aware that if we are contacted by track and trace, we will have to give your name and contact number to them.
When we arrive to collect you we will once again check that you are still well. Unfortunately we will not be able to shake your hand as we need to minimise contact and we are not able to offer parents/friends to sit in on lessons as we need to keep the risk to a minimum.
What we will do to keep you safe Before you enter the car we will make sure it is cleaned with anti virus products. Everything from the steering wheel, seats, controls, door handle inside and out, seat belt, keys etc will be cleaned. We will be wearing a face covering to protect you. They will only be worn for a maximum of 2 lessons or less if they become damp. During the lesson we will pull over at regular intervals and exit the car so that we can take our masks off and take a drink if needed. We will keep the car well ventilated with windows open. If you have been contacted by Track and Trace and asked to self isolate then please let us know immediately. We will contact you on the morning of your lesson or the evening before to ask if you are still fit and well and don't have any of the COVID 19 symptoms :-
A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature) A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual) A loss of taste or smell
What do you need to do? We are asking all of our students to wear a face covering to protect ourselves. You need to make sure that it fits correctly and doesn't fall down during the lesson along with it being clean and not worn for so long that it has become damp. If you wear glasses we ask that you test it out to make sure your glasses don't steam up. If you have a medical condition that stops you from being able to ware a mask please let us know. We ask you to wash your hands just before the lesson and we may ask you to use anti bac once entering the car. Due to the windows being open during your lesson you may wish to bring some warmer clothes. We will contact you 72 hours before your lesson to confirm you still want to attend, we will then contact you just before your lesson to check that you are have not had any symptoms of the virus within the last 7 days or if they know anyone or have been in contact with anyone that is showing symptoms or has been doing so within the last 14 days. If the lesson needs to be cancel then you will not be charged during this time.