COVID-19: All Driving Schools In Dubai Are Now Open; Strict Restrictions In Place

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
COVID-19: All Driving Schools In Dubai Are Now Open; Strict Restrictions In Place

Dubai RTA has now opened all driving schools in the city, with strict restrictions in place. All driving schools in Dubai were suspended on 26 March. The decision was announced in line with the government’s measures to combat coronavirus pandemic. The schools reopened on 30 April, with social distancing restrictions.

Speaking about the reopening, Emirates Driving Institute mentioned in a statement: “We will take all the necessary measures to ensure safe and highest quality of training is imparted by our trainers.”

RTA’s Safety Guidelines For Driving Schools

  1. Number of members in the school must not exceed 30%
  2. Customers must use separate entry and exit doors
  3. Centres must provide remote thermometers and avoid using ear thermometers
  4. All institutes must provide sterilization materials at different points
  5. All chairs and door handles must be disinfected
  6. Training vehicles must be sterilized after every use
  7. Cash payments must be avoided and customers must be encouraged to pay online
  8. Monitor visitors’ temperature before entering the centre
  9. All visitors and staff must wear facemask and gloves
  10. Children between 3-12 years and adults above 60 will not be permitted inside the centre
  11. Only one student is permitted in each vehicle
  12. Instructors above 60 years and pregnant women are not allowed to work
  13. Social distance on 2 meters must be practiced
  14. Mask must no be removed even during training sessions
  15. Customers must be encouraged to attend lecture lessons online