CV-19 Lesson Guidance 

  • You must not attend if you or any of your household has any COVID-19 symptoms including a high temperature or a new, continuous cough. 

  • You should not attend if you or any of your household are at an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19  and/or  you have a shielding letter from NHS.

  • There will be no cancellation fees during this time. 

 The main symptoms of COVID 19 described by the government are (but not exclusive): 

  • 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 and/or smell.

These are the measures that will be taking place for all driving lessons: 

  • I will call you with some health related questions before each lesson.  Please ensure you wash or sanitise your hands just before leaving the house.

  • Anti-bacterial and anti-viral cleaning of the car will take place before and after every lesson.

  • I will wash hands/use hand sanitising before and after each lesson. There will be hand sanitiser in the car which you can request at any time, although it may be best to bring your own to avoid any allergy and cross contamination issues. I will ensure  the car is cleaned and sanitised after each lesson.

  • Care will be taken to avoid/minimise contact of shared surfaces, such as pupil record sheets, pens and in car resources. 

  • Avoiding and minimising as much as possible any face to face communication in car. If need be, we will pull up at the side of the road in a safe place and get out and talk. 

  • Windows will be opened as much as possible during the lesson to allow for ventilation, consider wearing suitable clothing as it might be cooler in the car. 

  • Please use bank transfer rather than cash: Bank details available on request. 

  • No additional passengers during this time. 

  • Meet at the car rather than at the pupils door, no handshakes. 

  • Masks/Face coverings. Following World Health Organisation guidance we will default to using face coverings during lessons but do discuss with me any necessary exemptions. We will continually assess the risk of masks reducing communication inside the car and causing glasses to mist up. I have my own reusable masks for myself that will be washed daily. Please bring your own mask/ face covering so it is suitable for your needs and any allergies, if there is a problem I do have a supply of disposable masks in the car. There will be a charge for these.


The following are optional measures based on pupil preference: 

  • Gloves. These are not compulsory, instead I will be focused more on avoiding and minimising contact with shared surfaces, regular hand washing and cleaning the car. However please request if you would like gloves used during your lessons. Please bring your own gloves so they are suitable for your needs and any allergies, although I will have a supply of disposable gloves in the car if required. Again, there will be a charge for these. 


  • As your instructor, I may need to take emergency control during the lesson  such as assisting with steering - any immediate danger outweighs the potential risk of infection. Internal car screens/dividers are not recommended due to potentially affecting insurance, communication and safety features such as airbags. If I do have to take emergency control, at a suitable safe place and opportunity, the controls used will be cleaned. If you do not feel there is sufficient protection please do not attend the lesson. 


  • The precautions we have set out are intended to reduce risk without compromising the safety of driving, by attending lessons you are agreeing to these measures. If there is anything else you can think of or anything that concerns you please let me know. 


Please feel free to discuss any further questions or queries you may have as the above is not exhaustive.  

All of the above is subject to change in line with Government guidance.


Thank you for your cooperation



Paul Mansell Driving School   July 2020.

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