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AIM​
  • To provide guidance on how best to facilitate the safe and gradual restoration of driving schools, and at the same time have effective measures in place to protect the health of staff and students by reducing risk of COVID-19 transmission as much as practicable.
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REGULATING ENTRY AND EXIT
  • Driving lessons by appointment only and only allow for one student and one instructor in the car at any one time. 
  • Measure temperature of staff and students (daily for staff), entry allowed only for those with a temperature below 38. 
  • Ehteraz App to be downloaded by all staff and students, entry for those with green status only. 
  • Staff and instructors must undergo regular testing as per MOPH guidance. 
  • Reduce driving school work capacity to 50% for the whole operation (workforce, cars, capacity in test centers, etc).

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INFECTION  PREVENTION  AND CONTROL
  • Schedule visits to allow adequate time for cleaning vehicles between students. 
  • Thoroughly clean and disinfect vehicle surfaces at the start of the day, and after each student (including airing out vehicles to reduce potential viral particles). 
  • Cleaning and disinfection to include passenger and driver compartments, all controls, dashboard and all handles. 
  • Masks and gloves to be worn by staff and students at all times. 
  • Instructors are to carry replacement masks and disposable bags to properly dispose of masks when needed. 
  • Students must sanitize their hands before each lesson. 
  • Provision of gloves and hand sanitizer at entrances and inside cars. 
  • Hand sanitizer to be provided for customer use at several locations within the facilities.​
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PHYSICAL DISTANCING
  • ​​Maintain a minimum physical distance of 1.5m between people at all times (outside the vehicle). 
  • Teach skills remotely (tele-coaching) where possible to reduce exposure time. 
  • Assess skills prior to lessons to ensure in-vehicle time is optimized. 
  • Have shorter lessons to reduce the time students and instructors spend inside the vehicle. 
  • Remind customers of physical distancing requirements - Clear and visible signage. 
  • Use floor markings to maintain physical distancing. 
  • Reduced entrances to restrict numbers of people inside the building, and undertake thermal screening of staff/customers on entry. 
  • Make regular announcements to remind customers to follow physical distancing advice.​
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VEHICLE LESSONS

  • Hand sanitizer and gloves must be available inside all vehicles. 
  • The driving instructor must disinfect surfaces the student has touched in the course of their lesson, including steering wheel, gearshift, handbrake, indicators etc. after each lesson.​
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CLASSROOM LESSONS
  • ​​Classrooms restricted to 50% capacity, with 1.5m distance between students/desks. 
  • Hand sanitizer and gloves must be available in all classrooms. 
  • Classrooms need to be cleaned and disinfected at the end of each day and between classes, where possible. 
  • Ventilation must allow for air circulation.  Air conditioning units must be services, and filters cleaned or replaced to optimize air quality.
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MONEY HANDLING
  • Driving schools should minimize cash transactions, use contactless where possible. 
  • Wipe down and sanitize credit card readers, etc.​
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EDUCATION AND AWARENESS
  • Keep staff and students updated on COVID-19 safety and prevention information and guidelines. 
  • Use signage to prompt adherence to precautions. 
  • Provide floor markings in public and waiting areas to ensure physical distancing is maintained. 
  • Emphasis that protecting public health is paramount to the driving school. 
  • Use MoPH health messages and materials. 
  • Let customers know what steps you are taking to keep them safe.​
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VULNERABLE GROUPS
  • ​​No entry to the driving school building for children below the age of 15 years. 
  • Staff with chronic conditions should not be at work. 
  • Vulnerable groups (including those above the age of 60, pregnant women, or those suffering from chronic conditions) are advised to remain at home.​


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COVID-19 Services Assistant خدمة المساعدة الخاصة بكوفيد-19
COVID-19 Services Assistant خدمة المساعدة الخاصة بكوفيد-19