Driving Instructor Coronavirus Precautions
So we know the Coronavirus ( Covid-19 ) to be a lethal virus at the moment. And though we might know some things about it, there is still more that we do NOT know about it.
BUT, there are things that you can do to protect yourself and your students. Just as any other virus you can improve your immune system's ability to be able to prevent getting the virus, and also by improving your health the effects of the virus can be minimised.
Wash your hands and get your body Fighting fit;
- the best defence against any virus is to strengthen your immune system,
- boost your NAD levels,
- vitamins that can be of benefit are vitamin C (High-Quality Vitamin C ), Zinc, elderberry, echinacea, monolaurin.
- numerous studies have proven that boosting your immune system and having healthy NAD levels can prevent and minimise virus attacks.
- having a healthy gut can also improve your overall health and immunity, through scientific research it has been proven that the Paleo diet can be very helpful.
- wash your hands, keep your hands away from your face, mouth nose and eyes. Wearing a mask may not be very effective to prevent the airborne virus, but it does keep your hands away from critical areas on your face. And wash your hands again. It has been medically recommended that you should use lots of soap and water and thoroughly wash your hands for 20 seconds at a time. Keep your car's environment clean and disinfected see our tips below. (A recent study shows that increased hand hygiene at airports could reduce your risk to the virus by 37%.)
- keeping your hands clean, taking off your shoes at the door, and spraying the floors of your house with antiseptic can help keep your living environment more virus-free.
The unknown will probably always be scary - mostly because we are a species that like to be prepared!
Being a driving instructor in one of the biggest cities in the world has many challenges of it's own as it is...add to that this unknown factor and things become increasingly stressful.
So what can we do from our side to ensure at least the basic protection to ourselves and our students?
Here are a few pointers that you can gladly use, if you haven't already done so.
- Antiseptic wipes are always good to have in the car
- Use hand sanitizer, and also offer some to your students
- You can also wash your hands whenever you get the random chance as well as before and after your workday
- If at all possible, avoid students with colds and coughs
- Have tissues available in your car
- Have a bag available in your car for those tissues and get rid of it between students
- Also disinfect your hands and the car's steering wheel and controls between students
- Keep your hands away from your face (wear a light mask)
- Disinfectant air spray can also be used in your car
Please take whatever safety precautions you deem necessary!
The Carcaptain Team