covid 19 information
Green Traffic Light level for Covid-19
Ministry of Health considers driving instruction as a high risk transmission activity, due to it being conducted within a confined space (less than 1 metre distancing) for a significant time period.
Face masks are encouraged in this close setting and it is our preference that masks be worn while we are together in the car. A new mask can be provided if you forget yours.
Your driving Instructor is fully vaccinated and boosted for Covid 19 and has an annual flu vaccination as well.
Senior Driving Coaching has now resumed.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
As a result of Covid-19, we have introduced kaupapa (protocols) to help protect you and ourselves from any potential cross infection, prior to and during our lesson.
We will continue with a high level of sanitation and hygiene in-car between each client, including not having lessons with unwell people for your continued safety and ours.
Our instructor is fully vaccinated and wears a mask in-car with clients in both orange and red traffic levels. Masks are required to be worn by our clients also whether in our car, or your own car.
Driving tests have now resumed with testing times have become normal again in Thames now as delays from lockdowns have been caught up and a second testing Office employed.
We do offer practice driving tests which can be booked online with us, but for your actual test you need to book with NZTA/Waka Kotahi. Book your test with NZTA here (note vaccination requirements stated above) https://online.nzta.govt.nz/licence-test/
See this page for more handy tips https://vtnz.co.nz/getting-your-licence/car-licence/