Botswana

Opening of Driving Schools

Government Notice 205 of 2020

  • Published in Government Gazette no. 53 on 5 June 2020

  • Assented to on 4 June 2020
  • Commenced on 5 June 2020

  • [Up to date as at 5 June 2020]

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that His Excellency the President in accordance with regulation 30G of the Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Regulations, 2020, has authorised the opening of driving schools with effect from 5th June, 2020:
Provided they adhere to the following conditions —(a)abide with COVID-19 protocols;(b)driving school associations to certify readiness of schools for inspection to operate as per COVID-19 protocols;(c)clean the interior and exterior surfaces of training vehicles with water and soap or sanitize 2 to 3 times a day and maintain record/checklist of disinfection,for purposes of this paragraph ‘surfaces of training vehicles’ include, but not limited to, door handles, seats and seat adjustment knobs, all vehicle controls (steering wheel, gearlever, handbrake, instrument column, indicator and wiper switches, climate control switches, foot pedals, dashboard, seatbelts and buckles as well as window switches or levers,(d)use of face masks by all learners, staff and visitors is mandatory;(e)ensure hand sanitizing in the event sharing of teaching materials or equipment (textbooks, handouts, computers, models, simulators, training vehicles, etc.) takes place;(f)appoint at least a Safety Health and Environment personnel in the driving schools;(g)classrooms and offices should have good ventilation and are ready to accommodate learners adhering to social distancing;(h)an isolation room or space is made available within the driving school premises;(i)take body temperature for all learners and staff upon entry into the premises using the prescribed Infrared Thermometer;(j)driving schools shall maintain a daily register of staff and enrolled learners (COVID-19 Register) which shall be open for inspection by the Director of Health Services or Law Enforcement Officers;(k)maintain social distancing by installing physical distance markers in classrooms, receptions, offices, training grounds and other areas where queues are envisaged;(l)ensure that the number of trainees in the training facility does not exceed 10 per session with social distancing; and(m)deny entry into driving school premises children (0–12 years) and anyone who is not willing to comply with the COVID-19 Regulations.Dr. M. Tshipayagae,Director of Health Services.

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