ALL persons attending driving lessons must bring their own masks.
You must not attend if you show any symptoms of COVID-19.
The car will be sanitised between each driving lesson in accordance with government protocol requirements with regards to sanitisation of work areas taking into account the health and safety of both the student driver and driving instructor. This will include, but not be limited to, implementing thorough and regular cleaning of frequently touched surfaces such as steering wheels, gear sticks, door handles, hand brake and so forth.
Maintaining a distance of two metres is not physically possible when conducting a driving lesson in a car. However, in line with government guidance, processes should support having as much physical distance as is reasonably practicable and safe between the driver instructor and the student driver and additional protective measures such as the wearing of face covering should be put in place. This should all be done in conjunction with good hygiene practices and respiratory etiquette.
Before the Driving Lesson Begins
The following are some suggestions for sanitation solutions before and after driving lessons. See RSA ADI unit website or emails for more information and will be guided by the RSA and the HSE in relation to best practice.
- Before conducting a driving lesson, you should have already established the following information from your clients …
- Do they or anybody close to them, or have been in contact with, have any symptoms such as high temperature, dry cough, or shortness of breath?
- Have they or anyone they have been with, traveled to or from a high-risk area in the last 14 days
Reducing the Risks
- Do not place yourself in any risk or danger, remembering, what happens to you may also happen to your family. Let us take it seriously. Coronavirus has not gone away.
- Follow the advice of the RSA ADI Unit by ensuring you have on board, their requirements, as will be published. For example, PPE items such as face mask/coverings, gloves, vehicle sanitisation, hand gels and wipes of at least 70% proof.
- You are required to request basic health information to evaluate the condition of the client before the lessons begins. You may have undertaken this at the time of appointment (see above) but you will need to do this again.
- You will be required to retain the names addresses and telephone numbers of all clients and the times and dates of lessons.
- Advise and offer hand sanitiser and ensure correct use, before entering the driver or passenger seat.
- Have all PPE on their person prior to entering the car?
- Appropriate masks or and face coverings must be worn at all times throughout the lesson
- Advise clients in advance, to bring their own face coverings
- Make proper use of hand sanitiser and have a selection of other virus barriers for the client selection i.e. Hand gels, masks, gloves, etc.,
- Clean your vehicle regularly throughout the day and after every lesson and use antibacterial wipes and spray, where possible
- After each lesson, request the pupil to remove their PPE Gear and to dispose correctly into the bags) and tie/seal for responsible disposable by them or you?
- As we all know by now the general advice is to protect yourself, by washing your hands frequently and properly with soap and water and in the absence of soap and water, an alcohol-based hand rub.
- No physical contact between the instructor and the pupil, for example the learner permit will be shown by the client, rather than handled
- Practice good respiratory hygiene when coughing or sneezing and cover your mouth and nose with a flexed elbow or arm.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- The risk of Coronavirus is greater the closer you are to another person?
- Always leave windows and doors open as much as possible when in a stationery i.e. parked position
- Leave windows open while giving tuition, to get as much circulation as possible.
- Sanitise the car, car controls, instruments, door handles etc., before every lesson
- Upon lesson conclusion, the pupil and instructor should leave the car and take all of their PPE equipment and dispose properly. Thereafter the instructor commences vehicle sanitation and hygiene control to get ready for the next pupil. (minimum time between lessons 15 minutes)
- Please see RSA ADI protocols from the RSA and HSE in order to amend our COVID19 response by the public
- Find out RSA driving test centre, protocols and follow advice issued
Lessons must be prepaid at the start of the lesson when you present your Drivers Permit.
Call or Text 087 7928000 087 2203745
Guilfoyles Golden Rule Driving School est. 1999
Guilfoyles Golden Rule Driving School is located in Claremorris and run by Michael Guilfoyle who is a fully qualified and RSA approved driving instructor (ADI no. 34758). Michael has been providing category B car driving lessons in Mayo and Galway since 1999. During that time he has developed a reputation for reliability and punctuality. Pupils of his driving school can be assured that they will be collected for their lesson and at the agreed time. Guilfoyles Golden Rule Driving School cover the test routes for the driving test centres in Tuam and Castlebar. Pupils can be met for their lessons at either of these two test centres or in Tesco car park in Claremorris. The driving school provide their pupils with an air conditioned dual controlled car for taking their driving lessons and this car can can also be rented by pupils to take their driving test. Pupils can also opt to take driving lesson in their own car if they prefer once the car is roadworthy and road legal. Driving lessons are available seven days per week from early morning until late evening Monday to Friday, until 6.00pm on Saturdays and 4.00pm on Sundays.
In addition to standard driving lessons, Guilfoyles Golden Rule Driving School offer pre-test, mock driving test lessons and the full EDT course. Learner drivers of all ages and all levels of driving experience are catered for. Instead of starting complete beginners in a car park the school prefer to begin a pupil's driving tuition on a quiet road where they are taught the basics of car control. The school try and fit in as much as the pupil is capable of dealing with on the first lesson to help develop their confidence. The format of the EDT course is used as a basis for progressing pupils as they develop their driving skills. In the event of a pupil struggling on a particular aspect of the EDT course the lesson can be repeated to ensure the pupil has mastered the required skill before progressing. As a pupil prepares for their test they are monitored while driving without instruction and an honest assessment presented afterwards. Following on from the assessment, if required, pre-test lessons are arranged to rectify any issues identified. A mock test with a test sheet is then performed on a known test route to prepare the pupil for the format of the driving test and ensure they are fully prepared on the day of their driving test.