I have been asked a lot about how Bill Plant Driving School and I plan to deal with Coronavirus and how it may affect your lessons and tests.
The short answer is, I plan to continue as normal. If you have been in contact with someone with the virus, or have developed a new, persistent cough and a high temperature, I would ask that you let me know so we can rearrange your lessons, and or test. If your test is due shortly, the DVSA have measures in place so you don’t lose out and can rebook at no additional cost even at short notice.
I am cleaning the car inside before and after each lesson with antibacterial wipes and ask that you wash your hands thoughouly before you come on lesson.
Again, if you don’t feel 100%, I would rather you postponed your lesson to a later time. Below is the official line from Bill Plant.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for instructors
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.
Please do not bring your pupil to their test if you or your pupil feel unwell.
We (the DVSA) are emailing anyone with a test booked in the next week to let them know what they need to do if they feel unwell.
If you think you might have coronavirus
Follow the latest NHS advice if you think you might have coronavirus. The symptoms of coronavirus are:
– a cough
– a high temperature
– shortness of breath
NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need NHS medical help and advises you what to do.
If there’s a chance you could have coronavirus, you might be asked to stay away from other people (self-isolate).
If you or your pupil need to cancel or rearrange a test
We (the DVSA) will rebook your pupil’s test free of charge if it has to be cancelled or changed because of coronavirus. This includes if it’s done at short notice (within 3 clear working days of the test).
Your pupil will need call us to cancel or change on 0300 200 1122 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm). You cannot cancel or change your test online, if it’s because of coronavirus.