I have started preparations to get my business ready for the return by having the car serviced and giving it a good clean and sanitising the interior, something which I will be continuing regularly when lessons resume.
I have had my first vaccination but I'm still very much aware of the chance of transmissibility within the close confines of the car so I will continue to wear a face covering during lessons and will ask my pupils to do the same unless they are exempt.
Back in January I raised my hourly lesson rate to £28 because of rising costs of fuel, servicing and a general increase in the cost of living. It's the first such rise since 2017 and brings my charge in line with the excepted industry standard. I aim to keep this rate for the foreseeable future while giving my pupils a high standard of service in a safe environment.
To say I am excited to be going back out teaching and seeing my customers again would be an understatement and I think we all have a great (but very different) future ahead post lockdown. I'm looking forward the the challenges of the new normal in 2021.
Now, where did I put those car keys?