Closed petition Require driving instructors and students to wear face masks during lessons
The Government should make face masks mandatory for driving lessons and advise instructors to ensure good ventilation at all times. Face masks are required on public transport, where people are in larger environments, but not for instructors or their students in smaller vehicles who sit closer.
The DVSA insist on face masks for tests but this requirement does not extend to lessons. There are 40,000 instructors who teach up to 10 pupils per day. Many are not wearing masks and have windows closed using air conditioning. The age group of students is 17+ and many are leading normal lives and not respecting social distancing. The lack of requirement for using face masks puts driving instructors, students and their families at risk.
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