Coronavirus / Covid-19
U Can Drive is dedicated to providing a safe and clean environment for ongoing driver training.
We are listening to and trusting the advice of our elected government who are in turn listening to the advice of experts in this field. As such we are continuing to offer our services until we are advised to cease.
We are also implimenting as much safety and protection for ourselves and our students as we can, this includes, but is not limited to:
- Wiping down every driver side surface after every lesson.
- Spraying Glen 20 at the end of every shift (maximum 3 lessons).
- Keeping airvents possitioned to provide a "wall of protection) between driver and passenger.
- Keeping Airconditioning using outside air NOT recycled.
- Opening windows to manage air flow.
- Instructors are maintaining a seperation to avoid potential cross contamination.
- If any of our instructors show the signs/symptoms of Covid-19 they will isolate and lessons refered to another U Can Drive instructor.
- If all instructors show signs/symptoms of Covid-19 we will need to close down and will reschedual lessons where appropriate.
In return we ask that ANY students showing the following symptoms contact us IMMEDIATELY to cancel their lessons for a minimum of 14 days:
- Fever, Cough, hortness of Breath.
- Any other symptoms.
- You have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19.
- You have recently travelled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19.
- Have been told to self-isolate.
We are dedicated to keeping everyone safe during this time, while listening to the advice of government. If/When government advices that we stop we will contact all students to make future arrangements.
Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.
- Update from Queensland Transport -
Latest email from Qld Transport:
From 25 May 2020, TMR will resume heavy vehicle practical driving tests in several locations across Queensland. Heavy vehicle testing has been prioritised to support the transport industry and to keep Queensland moving.
Heavy vehicle tests will be prioritised for:
- customers who previously had a test booked which was cancelled when the suspension was announced
- emergency service drivers
- customers who require a heavy vehicle licence for employment purposes (including seasonal agricultural heavy vehicle drivers)
- customers with exceptional circumstances.
As health and safety remains a priority, several measures (including mandatory customer screening and vehicle cleaning) will be introduced to protect applicants and examiners.
At this stage, we will not be accepting bulk bookings for heavy vehicle practical driving tests. This includes all bulk bookings issued prior to the cancellation of driver assessments.
Applicants who wish to be given a priority test for employment reasons must provide confirmation from their employer, such as an email confirming the applicant’s role requires operation of a heavy vehicle.
Customers who do not qualify for a priority driving test should continue to check for updates at www.qld.gov.au/transport/licensing/getting/tests. This page will also be updated with announcements about the recommencement of driving tests for light vehicles.
For more information about these changes, including details of heavy vehicle test locations, visit www.qld.gov.au/transport/covid-19-transport/heavy-vehicle-tests.
We will continue to keep you updated on changes to our service delivery.
email from Qld Transport:
As you are aware, TMR continues to monitor the unfolding situation with regard to the international spread of COVID-19 and its potential impacts to the Queensland workforce as well as continuity of rider training related business.
In this emerging environment, TMR further urges you to ensure that individual business continuity plans are both in place and tested and that businesses are considering potential impacts.
TMR further urges you to please read Queensland Health's information on COVID-19 at https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert
In the interest of everyone involved with the driver training industry, please pass the below information on to your students to ensure they contact you to cancel or reschedule their training and assessment if they are getting sick, are currently unwell or are recovering from an illness.
For student advice:
Please postpone your booking for minimum 14 days and seek medical advice if:
* You are currently unwell (fever, cough, shortness of breath);
* You develop symptoms; and
* You have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or live in or have recently travelled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19.
NOTE: Call ahead before you go to a doctor's office or emergency room. Tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
I encourage all of you to ensure your own business continuity plans are reviewed and tested in light of the environment we are faced with and urge you to please stay informed and monitor advice from the Department of Health.
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- Update on Practical Driving Tests -
email from Qld Transport:
Due to COVID-19, the Department of Transport and Main Roads has decided to cancel all practical driving tests for three months (subject to review), in the interests of health and safety for the community.
This change in service delivery is due to the high-risk nature of this activity when considering COVID-19 and the guidelines for social distancing and hygiene practices as recommended by Queensland Health.
Customers who have scheduled practical driving tests will be notified that their test has been cancelled and will be advised of options for a refund.
No new bookings will be accepted during this period and no exemptions will be granted.
When practical driving tests become available in the future, customers who had their test cancelled will be sent information to help them rebook a test.
We understand the impact that the cancellation of practical driving tests will have on the community and industry and this is not a decision taken lightly. Our number one priority is the safety of our staff and customers.
We apologise for any inconvenience as Queensland responds to this unprecedented pandemic event.
If you have any questions about these changes, please visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au