UPDATED - 06/04/2021
Firstly, thank you to all of you, both current and future clients for your continued patient in these difficult times.
Safety is a priority for us all during this pandemic and with this in mind, I'm afraid there may not be as many spaces as previously available going forward owing to the need of sanitising the car in-between lessons.
BOOKING DRIVING LESSONS
We are currently in lockdown and in line with the current Government guidelines and as of Sunday 20th December 2020, we can no longer provide driving lessons.
The date for a return to lessons and in-car training has been confirmed as Monday 12th April. This is subject to change as laid out in the Prime Ministers 'Roadmap'. Details can be found here
Confirmation of this date is expected on Monday 5th April
Theory Tests are restarting on Monday 12th April 2021
Practical Car Tests are restarting on Thursday 22nd April 2021
The official Government guidance can be found here.
When lessons can resume, the following guidelines and measures will remain in place to ensure lessons can be delivered as safely and as efficiently as possible.
Changes to the standard cancellation policy are outlined below.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who has symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19, you must inform me immediately and the lesson will be cancelled and rearranged, with no cancellation fee.
If I have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who has symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19, I will inform you immediately and the lesson will be cancelled and rearranged, with no cancellation fee.
Please avoid, as much as possible, cancelling for any other reason as spaces for lessons are extremely limited. Cancellations for any other reason will be subject to the normal cancellation policy and will be chargeable if 48 hours notice has not been given.
(Please be advised that due to events of last year, this is something I will unfortunately need to enforce)
Symptoms according to gov.uk include a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss or change in your normal sense of smell or taste
HYGIENE AND PROTECTION
As it is not possible to socially distance in a car, the following precautions remain in place:
Please wash your hands thoroughly before attending your lesson.
I will ask you to use hand sanitiser before the lesson commences. (Please inform me if you have any allergies that might prevent this)
Gloves are optional, but if you choose to wear them please do not put them on until just before you enter the car.
I will have a non contact thermometer in the car to check temperatures at the start of the lesson.
If you have a suitable mask, please wear this to your lesson. If you do not have anything suitable, I can provide a face mask. Please also ensure the mask is clean or new (if disposable)
I will continue to wear a face mask for the duration of your lesson.
The car will be sanitised with disinfectant or anti-bacterial wipes before your lesson commences and in between each lesson.
I have installed fully wipe-able car seat covers to allow for sanitising before and after each lesson.
Car windows will be open – weather permitting – to allow adequate ventilation. (Please dress accordingly)
I have bags for your PPE to be discarded in at the end of each lesson which I will transfer to an air tight container in the boot of the car.
I will be performing a Rapid Lateral Flow home test twice weekly (Sunday & Wednesday evenings).
In the event of a positive test I will be in contact to cancel the following days lessons.
These precautions are to keep us both safe and keep the potential spread of COVID-19 to an absolute minimum.
Unless you have a medical reason (which must be declared upon booking) candidates will be required to wear a face mask for Driving Tests. (face shields are permitted but will still require the use of a face mask)
I really appreciate your help
with these measures and I know the list seems pretty exhausting. But hopefully they will not be forever and won’t change your enjoyment of the lessons.
Above all, please be honest.
Cancellations for COVID symptoms will not be charged for.
**The option for your instructor to sit in on the test has been put on pause. It has always been entirely your choice if you would like me to sit in on tests but this will not be possible for the foreseeable future.**
The full Terms & Conditions can be found here.
The full Cancellation Policy can be found here.
COVID-19 Student Waiver
Please take the time time read this waiver fully. You will be asked to sign an electronic copy at the start of each driving lesson.
I acknowledge the contagious nature of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 and that public health authorities & government still recommend practicing social distancing.
I further acknowledge that INSPIRE DRIVER TRAINING has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus/COVID-19.
I further acknowledge that INSPIRE DRIVER TRAINING can not guarantee that I will not become infected with the Coronavirus/Covid-19. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to and/or infected by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, my instructor, and/or other clients and their families.
I voluntarily seek services provided by INSPIRE DRIVER TRAINING and acknowledge that I am increasing my risk to exposure to the Coronavirus/COVID-19. I acknowledge that I must comply with all set procedures to reduce the spread while attending my lesson.
I attest that: * I am not experiencing any symptom of illness such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell. * I have not travelled internationally within the last 14 days. * I have not travelled to a COVID-19 highly impacted country within the last 14 days. * I do not believe I have been exposed to someone with a suspected and/or confirmed case of the Coronavirus/COVID-19. * I have not been diagnosed with Coronavirus/Covid-19 and not yet cleared as non contagious by state or local public health authorities. * I am following all Government recommended guidelines as much as possible and limiting my exposure to the Coronavirus/COVID-19.
I hereby release and agree to hold INSPIRE DRIVER TRAINING harmless from, and waive on behalf of myself, my heirs, and any personal representatives any and all courses of action, claims, demands, damages, costs, expenses and compensation for damage or loss to myself and/or property that may be caused by any act, or failure to act on the part of INSPIRE DRIVER TRAINING, or that may otherwise arise in any way in connection with any services received from INSPIRE DRIVER TRAINING.
I understand that this release discharges INSPIRE DRIVER TRAINING from any liability or claim that I, my heirs, or any personal representatives may have against the salon with respect to any bodily injury, illness, death, medical treatment, or property damage that may arise from, or in connection to, any services received from INSPIRE DRIVER TRAINING. This liability waiver and release extends to the training car together with all owners, partners, and employees.