Checklist: Before the Lesson

Instructor Preparation

  • 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 learner 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 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