The pupil must hold a current valid driving licence, provisional, full or international and produce it on (or in advance) of your first lesson. You must also bring it to each lesson.
Payments must be made in advance of each lesson i.e. monies for next lesson to be paid at previous lesson. Wherever possible electronic payments and receipts to be used reducing the use of cash.
If you cancel/postpone a lesson for any reason at least 48 hours notice must be given, otherwise a Refund will not normally be considered unless there are exceptional circumstances for the cancellation. I.e. late cancellation due to covid-19 symptoms.
If you block book the full booking fee is required. This is not refundable if you decide to cancel. A full refund will be given if you have to cancel for reasons beyond your control.
I reserve the right to postpone/cancel lessons if weather conditions are unsuitable, dangerous or hazardous, or If you or myself have any symptoms of covid19 or if we fall into the higher risk groups or if any of our relatives or partner we live with who is also moderate or high risk. The main symptoms of covid19 described by the government are a high temperature-this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back. 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.
if the vehicle has developed a fault and is in need of repair. As much notice as possible will be provided.
Dates of Theory and Practical Tests should be advised as soon as possible. However it is strongly recommended that these should not be booked until agreement between the Instructor and Pupil that they are ready to take the relevant tests.
I reserve the right to withhold my car for Driving Tests if I feel the candidate is not up to test standard.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Before I leave to collect you for a lesson I will call or text you to check if you have had any symptoms of the virus within the last 7 days or if you know anyone or have been in contact with anyone that is showing symptoms or has been doing so within the last 14 days.
You must wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, in line with Government guidance, immediately before leaving the house for your lesson. You must wear disposable gloves and face mask. To put them on just before getting in to the car. You must wear suitable clothing that covers as much of you as possible, including arms and legs. If you have not got face mask, gloves and clothing that covers arms and legs. I will cancel your lesson.
When I arrive to collect you. I will meet you by the car not at your front door Do not get into the car straight away. I will have a conversation with you at least 2 metres away and see if either of us notice any symptoms. When both of us are 100% happy the lesson can continue and if we are not the lesson will be cancelled until they have recovered fully.
During the Lesson
Visual aids and training resources will be held by the instructor don’t share pens or other devices IPADS etc:
Try to avoid directly facing each other when discussing scenarios, it is safer to face forwards in the vehicle because we cannot maintain being 2 metres apart.
If I give a demonstration drive. I will wipe down the controls before and after the drive.
Wherever possible I will be giving briefing notes digitally.
Wherever possible reducing the handling of cash and use electronic payments and receipts.
There will be no hand shaking.
Taking the Test
We must allow extra time on arrival at the test centre to wipe down the examiners side of the vehicle.
It may not be possible for both of us to enter the test centre waiting room.
Examiner should wash their hands before leaving the office and entering the public waiting area. Gloves should be worn as soon as hands have been washed and for the duration of the test and anti- bacterial wipes will also be available to the examiner.
Examiner should avoid touching their face with their hands.
The examiner should ask the candidate to wash their hands before the sign-up-process at the start of the test.
Examiner must not shake the candidate’s hand.
If the candidate comes to the test with clear symptoms the test must not go ahead.
If the candidate becomes unwell or starts to cough continuously during the test, the test must be stopped.
The test will be unaccompanied to help with social distancing and to reduce potential spread of the virus.
The examiner should conduct the test as normal as per DT1 guidance.
At the end of the test, when the examiner returns to the office, use antibacterial wipes on any equipment the candidate might have touched, such as the IPAD stylus or pen before removing and disposing of their gloves and washing their hands.
If the test was conducted on the DES app then all write ups should be done using the voice to text function.
If the examiner is a non-IPAD user or is conducting a test currently not available on the DES app, they should complete the test using the paper DL25 form. They should post the DL25A to the Newcastle scanning team as normal. Contingency is in place to have staff available to scan the paper DL25s.
Reasonable behaviour is expected at all times. No abusive language or threatening behaviour will be tolerated. The result will be immediate suspension or cancellation of lessons,
From time to time I may need to contact you about your lessons for instance if I’m unwell. will you allow me to store your contact details.
and monitor your progress electronically. All these records will be destroyed when you pass your driving test or if we part company for any other reason.
If you do not consent to this and wish your details to be deleted please contact me at
or phone 07814908758
please be assured that we will treat your information with the utmost care. We will keep your data secure and treat it with respect.
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