Coronavirus guidance for driving instructors and motorcycle trainers

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What does this involve?

Each area of Scotland has been assigned to a COVID protection level. Please remember that: 

  • In areas where levels 0 to 3 restrictions have been applied under the Strategic Framework, all vehicle lessons can continue to operate in line with this guidance
  • In areas where level 4 restrictions have been applied, driving lessons with more than one person in a vehicle should not proceed.

The Scottish government has issued guidance for driving instructors and motorcycle trainers about how to operate during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Topics include consideration before and after re-opening, driving tests, theory tests and working safely. 

The guidance includes advice on: 

  • risk assessments
  • workforce planning and support
  • protecting people who are higher risk 
  • delivering a lesson
  • vehicle cleaning
  • physical distancing 
  • face coverings

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

This guide is for approved driving instructors (ADIs), motorcycle trainers, and lorry and bus (vocational) trainers.

How long does this take?

It will take around 30 minutes to read the full guidance.

Important information

This guidance provides practical advice for vehicle lessons and should be read alongside information provided by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency which includes guidance on sitting theory and practical tests.

All employers are required by law to carry out risk assessments. Given the current risk to public health from COVID-19, self-employed people should also carry out a risk assessment.

Working from home should continue, where possible.

Next steps

Visit the Scottish government website for more information and to read the full guidance.

Support provided by Scottish Government

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