Driving instructors get Covid-19 training | 11 August 2020
Over 20 driving instructors received a short training about Covid-19 and various measures which they can apply to stay protected against the virus.
The training, initiated by the Road Transport Commission (RTC) and the Red Cross Society, was also as a means of preparing these instructors for potential health rules and regulations related to the pandemic to be reinforced.
The half-day session held on Saturday August 8 at the STC conference room featured various presentations, namely introducing facts about Covid-19 as well as the right way to wear and dispose of masks and gloves.
The driving instructors were also provided with tips on how to keep their cars protected against the virus at all times.
At the end of the session, representatives of the Red Cross Society made a presentation of stickers to the Road Transport Commissioner as well as a representative of all driving instructors present on the day.
These stickers are to further strengthen awareness regarding the virus among the community.
The majority of driving instructors in attendance displayed the stickers on their vehicles right after the session in support of this cause.
The training forms part of the Risk Community and Communication Engagement (RCCE) programme of the Red Cross Society aimed at sharing information and train members of the community.
Also as a member of the Road Advisory Committee, the Red Cross Society together with the Road Transport Commission found the training for driving instructors crucial at this moment in time to create more awareness of road safety measures during this new normal.
In addition, it will complement the new guidelines at the Palais des Sport parking lot, the venue where driving instructors spend most of their sessions with learners.
The accompanying photos show some highlights of the training.