'Back to normal' is a phrase that is heard in just about every conversation at the moment. Whether it's on the phone, in the street, on Zoom or Skype, we all want things to get back to normal. But we all know that normal is never going to be the same again post Covid, so we need to find a new way of making things as near normal as possible. Like all driving instructors, I am wanting to get back to work as soon as is possible, but there is much work and preparation still to do to make the environment in the car as safe as possible for both myself and my customers. Undoubtably we will, at first anyway, need to wear some form of PPE (personal protection equipment) and the car interior will need cleaning down between lessons to ensure it is safe for use. Lesson times will need to be changed and the time between lessons will need to be longer to allow for that cleaning process. At the time of writing this, the DVSA have still not announced when testing will resume in the UK and under what circumstances etc. Anyway, rest assured, if you are one of my customers or are thinking about learning to drive with me I will make sure every effort is made to make the post Covid experience a pleasant and safe one for us both.
The government seems to be hinting that a return to work in July will be possible so I'm planning on getting the roof sign back on then and getting back out there. I just hope i remember how to teach!
Stay safe and remember, the outcome of this pandemic is in our hands only.