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The Covid Situation - In Car Lessons
Message to students about taking in car lessons
It's been a long wait under trying times as we go through an unprecedented situation during the Covid pandemic.
As such, each student must wear a mask which covers their mouth and nose before entering the vehicle until after exiting the vehicle for each lesson. Also, students may choose to wear a pair of gloves while in the car. Neither gloves or masks are provided and students must bring their own.
Before your lesson, your instructor will have recently wiped down all potential contact surfaces with antiseptic wipes and/or sanitizer. They will ask you each time whether you have any Covid symptoms or have any reason to believe you may have been exposed to it, whether through travel or relationships. At the end of your lesson, you will be asked to also wipe down any surfaces you have touched* before the instructor gets back into the driver side of the vehicle. This 3-5 minute process will happen during your lesson debriefing.
*THE CONTROLS AND SURFACES THAT YOU WILL NEED TO WIPE DOWN -
STEERING WHEEL, GEAR SHIFT, REARVIEW MIRROR, SIDE MIRRORS ADJUSTMENT CONTROLS, DRIVER SEAT ADJUSTMENTS, INCLUDING SEAT BELT MECHANISM, VEHICLE CONTROLS SUCH AS WIPERS, DEFOGGERS, SIGNAL ARM, LIGHTS, ETC..., KEYS OR KEY FOBS, CONSOLES AND INSIDE DOOR MOULDING.
Unfortunately we will not be able to put up a glass partition between the student and the instructor as this would hinder the instructors ability to take control if and as necessary in an emergency situation.
A) Any symptoms of Covid such as fever, shortness of breath, chills, headache, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell,
B) Have been exposed to anyone who has Covid (within last 14 days) or contact with someone with symptoms associated with Covid,
C) Have travelled internationally or to a high-risk area in the last 14 days,
PLEASE CANCEL YOUR LESSON IMMEDIATELY
Students who cancel a lesson due to Covid symptoms or possible contact will not be charged any fee unless it's within 60 minutes of their lesson time. Cancellations given under 60 minutes will result in a $20 fee to help cover some of the instructors expenses as they only get paid when they teach and when they are already on the road, they are incurring costs. Multiple cancellations on short notice may lead to full fees of $55 being charged each time.
We also understand that masks may be incompatible with certain health conditions. They may be dangerous for some and problematic for others, including people with asthma and autism. We completely understand. However, in the interest of public safety, no one will be allowed into our training vehicles for lessons without full compliance to the safety measures. If health reasons prohibit you from wearing a mask, your in car training lessons will be put on hold until further positive developments in the Covid pandemic situation.
If you don't feel these precautions are sufficient enough or safe enough for you, please advise your instructor that you wish to delay any training for the time being. Otherwise, booking and attending a lesson will be acknowledging your acceptance that these precautions are sufficient.
We also ask that you show patience when it comes to scheduling as we will be teaching a maximum of 5 students per day in order to properly sanitize the vehicle between lessons. Again, these are unprecedented times and we all need to work together and be understanding until the pandemic is over.
Thank you for your understanding and patience. Please contact your instructor for scheduling options in the event you wish to continue soon.
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