Covid-19 and My Driving Academy - our safety protocol in English

COVID-19 and My Driving Academy

In light of the recent Covid-19 pandemic, we have set a new standard in the way we conduct our driving lessons and courses at My Driving Academy. 

As guided by the World Health Organisation, here’s what you can now expect from our services!

Page last updated 15/9/2021.

Quick facts about Covid-19:

Covid-19 is an infectious disease caused by the most recent coronavirus.

Most of those infected with Covid-19 will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness.  Older people, and those with certain underlying medical problems, can develop serious illness.

The best way to slow down transmission is by washing your hands or using hand sanitizer frequently – and restraining from touching your face.

Find more info at the World Health Organisation website.

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Restrictions lifting from September 29, 2021

The Swedish Government has announced their plan to lift most remaining Covid-19-related restrictions on September 29.

Some small changes will also occur at My Driving Academy from this time.

 

24-hour cancellation policy

From September 29 we are returning to our usual 24-hour cancellation policy.
All cancellations and rescheduling of lessons must be made 24 hours in advance (or on a Friday if your lesson/course is on a Monday) to avoid paying a fee.

If you are sick and it is within 24 hours to your course/lesson, you can still cancel/reschedule your lesson, but you will need to provide a notice from your doctor to avoid paying a fee.

Contact our support team (instead of your teacher) to cancel/reschedule your lesson within 24 hrs.

 

Intro/Handledarkurs – back in the classroom

Transportstyrelsen has determined that all supervisor courses (intro/handledarkurs) must return to physical classrooms after September, 2021.

We offer Intro/Handledarkurs in English in several cities in Sweden and these can be booked via our app Mitt Körkort or booking widget.

Safety measures are not disappearing

The pandemic is far from over. Whilst restrictions in Sweden are lifting, it does not mean all safety measures are.

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Driving Lessons

The ‘new normal’ in our Mini-Coopers

 

•  Masks and gloves during your lesson – talk to your teacher. As a student, you are welcome to wear a mask during your lesson, in which case you should bring your own mask and gloves from home. You can request that your teacher wear a mask during your lesson, too.

Additionally, your teacher may request that you wear a mask and/or gloves during your lesson, in which case these will be provided to you.

•  Key surfaces of the car are cleaned between lessons – including the steering wheel, seat belt, gear stick and door handles.

•  Don’t forget! All of our pickup points have access to a bathroom where you can wash your hands thoroughly before or after your driving lesson

•  Pickup/drop-off is always available for your driving lesson, if you live nearby. Plan this directly with the customer support.
NOTE: additional travel time will be taken from your lesson time.

•  Your supervisor (handledare) is once again welcome to join you for your driving lesson, if desired!

Courses (Intro/Handledarkurs, Risk 1)

We are still running our fabulous courses at My Driving Academy.

 

•  During the course make sure you wash or sanitise your hands regularly, including before the course starts and before you eat. Hand sanitizer remains available at course locations.

•  If you need the assistance of a translator, you are once again allowed to bring a translator to your course.

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Our instructors and course leader’s responsibility

Our instructors are obliged to stop working if they show symptoms of Covid-19. They are fully supported if they need time off, so you can breathe easy that your instructor is under no pressure to work if they have symptoms.

 

Our promise

We are prepared to make any necessary changes quickly as this pandemic develops. Any changes to your education will be communicated with you directly – so save our number in your phone so you don’t miss our calls.

If you have any questions about our protocol during the current Covid-19 pandemic, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our customer support staff by using the chat bubble, emailing us at hej@mydrivingacademy.com or calling us on 010-20 70 775!