COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Below are details on the hygiene practices put in place:

  • Taking student temperature prior to commencing class – if student returns a high temperature (38+) student will be asked to return home.
  • Students will be asked to complete the student declaration regarding COVID-19 and hygiene practices in place at 1 Stop Driving School.
  • Unwell students and staff will be sent home, where they should remain until symptoms resolve and it is up to the individual to seek medical assistance as required.
  • Support will be arranged for students that cannot attend regular classes

1 Stop Driving School will contact Department of Health and Human Services (1300 651 160) if:

  • Student or staff is a confirmed case of COVID-19
  • Student or staff is a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
    • A close contact is classified as having had at least 15 minutes face to face contact with a confirmed case or shared a close space with someone for more than 2 hours with a confirmed case.

Hygiene Procedures for Driver Licence Testing Procedures:

  • Before entering the testing vehicle, the Instructor and Student should follow good hand hygiene procedures and wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds then drying them with paper towel or hand dryer.
  • The vehicle air-conditioning should be set to fresh air.
  • While testing is taking place the vehicle occupants should try not to touch their eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Vehicle occupants should cover their nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.  If you don’t have a tissue cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow.  Tissues are to be disposed of by the user once the testing is completed.
  • The Instructor and Student should attempt to maintain a suitable distance between each other.
  • Vehicle is to be sanitised after use.

Classrooms hygiene procedures

The risk of transmission of COVID-19 in the social and non-health care work settings can be minimised through a good standard of general hygiene.  This includes:

  • Covering nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.  If you don’t have tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow
  • Hard surfaces in classrooms are to be cleaned daily with detergent/disinfectant solution/wipe
  • Each classroom should have access to an alcohol-based hand rub for the use by staff and students.
  • Training staff are to use alcohol-based hand rub on a regular basis
  • There should be an average of 1 person per 4 square meters of floor space.
  • Staff and students are to avoid close contact.  Where possible staff and students should maintain a distance of 1.5 metres apart.
  • Staff and students avoid sharing stationery items such as pens.  If the sharing of pens cannot be avoided the pens are to be wiped down with disinfectant after each use.
  • Students will keep any PPE (hi-vis vests) that are provided to them.
  • PPE that is shared is to be sprayed with sanitizer between uses.

Staff at 1 Stop driving school appreciate your understanding at this time and are happy to answer any questions you may have. Alternatively, you can check the websites of Department of Education and Training and Department of Health and Human Services for additional information and updates.