COVID-19 update 15 May 2020

Dear Members,

To view the latest update: login using your member login details, then click ‘MEMBERS’ tab, then select ‘DOCUMENTS’ and scroll down to read the latest update.

 

Regards

ADTAV Council

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Return to work / FAQs

Dear Members,

This is the official notification received from the CPVV Wednesday 13 May, 2020.

We can now advise that CPVV’s position on resuming driving instructor led lessons is as follows:

The new Stay At Home Direction  permits a person to leave home to ‘attend a lesson to operate a vehicle, or to practise for the purpose of obtaining a licence to operate a vehicle’. It also permits a person to leave home to attend work.

The following are some frequently asked questions:

Can driving instructors continue to work?
Under the Stay at Home Directions that took effect from 11:59pm on Tuesday 12 May 2020, there are no limits on attending driving lessons, but both students and instructors are advised to be mindful of their own safety and hygiene, and ensure they do not proceed with driving lessons if they have any COVID-19 symptoms,  however mild.

Driving instructor authorisation 
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria (CPVV) have paused issuing renewals for currently authorised driving instructors. This means some driving instructors will be authorised, but may not be in possession of an up-to-date Authority card or ID card to prove this. To check whether a driving instructor is currently authorised, please visit https://cpv.vic.gov.au/drivers/public-register and enter their DIA number.

Can I go to my driving lesson?
Under the new directions, you are able to practice driving as well as attend driving lessons. Victorians are being asked to use common sense when it comes to travelling.

Both students and instructors are advised to be mindful of their own safety and hygiene, and ensure they do not proceed with driving lessons if they have any COVID-19 symptoms, however mild.

For more information about the Coronavirus and other frequently asked questions, please refer to this link on the CPVV website.

Regards,

ADTAV Council

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COVID-19 Update 13 May 2020

Dear Members,

Thank you for your patience.  At 4.30 this afternoon, the President received confirmation from the CPVV that Professional Driver Trainers may return to work.

It is important to note that with the easing of the isolation restrictions, some trainers may have concerns about returning to work.  It is your decision to make that call.

When you return to work there is a checklist to follow:

  1. Wearing of masks and gloves is optional
  2. No shaking hands
  3. Ask your client have they been in contact with anyone from overseas, do they have a cough, sore throat, are they feeling unwell?
  4. If your client has any of the above, do not proceed with the lesson
  5. Ask your client if they have an allergy to sprays/wipes.  Your products may affect their health
  6. Keep all your used cleaning products in a secure container in the boot of your vehicle
  7. As Professional Driver Trainers you must have records of your client’s name, date and time of lesson.  Do make sure you record these details.

The ADTAV will have a formal health and safety document for you to have in your vehicles.  This will be available by the close of business Friday 15 May 2020.

We recommend for now that you follow Safe Work Australia’s vehicle cleaning recommendations.

Regards
ADTAV Council

 

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COVID-19 Latest update

Dear Members,
At 4:30 pm this afternoon we were notified by the regulator, the CPVV, that we cannot resume driver training tomorrow.

DHHS, CPVV and VicRoads have all received numerous communications from our Association seeking clarification as the messages from DHHS were misleading.

These three departments are not in agreement about the status of driver trainers and were unable to reach a unanimous decision by this afternoon.  We have been advised that clarification will be given to us tomorrow.  You will be informed as soon as we receive the notification from the CPVV.

Regards
ADTAV Council

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COVID-19 Update

Dear Members,

After the Premiers’s announcement yesterday, the DHHS made a decision that places our Industry under the recreational banner.

Information released from VicRoads on Facebook yesterday was premature.

VicRoads has advised us that the following link relates to learners being allowed to begin driving lessons with their instructor tomorrow.
https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/sport-cultural-and-recreational-activities-restrictions-coronavirus-covid19#can-i-go-for-a-drive-or-a-motorbike-ride-as-a-recreational-activity

We are in the process of putting together the appropriate procedures for sanitising your vehicle and every Member is expected to adhere to these guidelines.

At this present moment, we are awaiting advice from our Insurance company and also waiting on the CPVV as our authorising body for more information.

We will endeavour to keep you informed once we have the relevant facts.

 

Regards,
ADTAV Council

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