This evening the Prime Minister has said that dentists in England can return to work from 8 June. Health is a devolved responsibility so it will be different for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Perhaps there is some light at the end of the tunnel? As soon as we have any information we will, as always, send it on immediately.
One of the nice things about what we do for ADINJC is helping people. Yesterday we had a request for help finding an ADI for a young woman with a number of conditions including PTSD and OCD. The request came via a Carers’ Resource organisation. With the very kind of help of John Rogers, from new member group Disability Driving Instructors, we were able to identify some ADIs in her area so that she can hopefully contact someone who will be able to help her once she is able to start driving lessons. A positive result! Thanks for your help John.
Our Scottish members have their own Framework for Decision Makingdocument. Yes, it would be nice to have something similar for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This quote comes from the document – Transport – Many described how driver-based services, such as taxis or driving instructors, would struggle to restore customer confidence until they had additional health protection measures in place. Specific ideas to enable driver-based businesses to reopen safely included installing plastic screens in cars and providing guidance to companies of practices that could help mitigate transmission risks in a car.
This document, entitled Environmental Influence on Transmission, is somewhat weighty, but deals with the all important subject of how our environment impacts on transmission, how the length of time of exposure affects transmission rates, the affects of ventilation, and a whole host of other aspects. Worth a read.
And an article from Haynes, the car manual people on how the virus can affect you in your car – it even mentions driving instructors!
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