Prior to the day of the lesson

  • The student MUST let the instructor know if they have any flu like symptoms or if they have been in contact with someone suspected/ diagnosed with COVID-19.

On the day of the lesson

  • The instructor will meet the student outside the vehicle to ascertain wellness prior to the lesson. If the student has any symptoms or suspected symptoms, the lesson should be rescheduled for no less than 2 weeks-time or longer if symptoms persist.

  • Tutor to wear a half-face mask if they choose to do so, or when requested to do so by the student (1 meter physical separation hard to achieve). If the student requests the tutor to wear a mask, the tutor must do so. Tutor and student to supply their own mask if they wish to wear one.

  • No physical contact e.g. hand shaking.

  • The instructor and student must hand sanitize before entering the vehicle and in between sessions. The instructor must clean all high touch points, avoid touching surfaces, clean writing equipment etc. 

  • The instructor will have the NZ Covid Tracer App QR code. It is strongly recommended that all students sign in using the App on their phone. Please download the App on your phone if you haven’t done so already.

  • For contact tracing purposes, the student’s information must be correct in the booking system of A1 Driving School Ltd.

  • If a decision has been made to wear a half- face mask, the tutor may have to provide instruction on how to use, fit and remove. Student must provide their own mask. Hand sanitize after removal of mask.

  • Face masks are not recyclable. Do not flush down the toilet. Bag, seal & dispose masks safely and consider potential exposure to waste disposal operators (double bag & seal). Dispose according to Ministry of Health advice (MOH). Masks can be burnt in a log burner.

  • Hand hygiene and cleaning items: Bag, seal & dispose of waste safely and consider potential exposure to waste disposal operators (double bag & seal). Dispose according to Ministry of Health advice (MOH).

  • Tutor to wear a half-face mask. Student to decide if they want to wear one (1m physical separation difficult to achieve). Student must supply their own mask if deciding to wear one. Tutor to provide instruction on how to use, fit and remove if applicable. Hand sanitize after removal of mask. 

A1 Driving School Terms & Conditions

All A1 Driving School’s driver training courses, lessons and classes are subject to the following conditions:


  • All driving lesson appointments are from your house, unless arranged otherwise.
  • The instructor has the right to re-arrange any appointments should he/she become unavailable to attend the lesson/class for any reason. The instructor will notify you about this as soon as possible.
  • Re-arranged appointments for individual one-on-one lessons will be made to a time that’s convenient for both the instructor and the student.
  • Classes will be re-arranged to another suitable date and time for instruction.
  • Individual one-on-one lessons are one hour long (unless otherwise arranged).
  • If your instructor is late for the lesson then an arrangement will be made to make up for the time lost.
  • If you are late for your lesson then you lose that time of your lesson (unless otherwise arranged at point of lesson).
  • The instructor will wait for 15 minutes at the pre-arranged pick-up location. If you are late or don’t arrive for your lesson after this time, an automatic cancellation fee will apply.
  • For information on appointment cancellations please refer to the cancellations section at the bottom of this webpage.

Code of Conduct

  • Students and instructors are expected to maintain an appropriate attitude during instruction in class or lesson with each other.
  • Students and instructors must bring with them their driver’s license at all times during practical on-road instruction and wear glasses if required to drive.
  • The instructor has the right to refuse commencing or withdraw instruction before or during lesson if the student appears (or seems) to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol or is  abusive.
  • Students should maintain a positive and considerate attitude while driving on-road and listen to the instructor’s instruction for safety.
  • Payment for Lessons.
  • Fees for instruction are payable at the time of each lesson or class, either by cash or cheque. Alternatively via internet banking prior to the day of the lesson or class. Bank account details for your instructor will be provided via email with your booking confirmation.
  • Receipts can be issued on payment upon request.
  • For cheque payments please add 30c for clearance fees. Cheques are to be made payable to the instructor.


  • A1 Driving School requires a 24 hours cancellation notice for all appointments. For non-appearances or late cancellations the lesson may be charged for.

Customer Service

  • A1 Driving Schools aims to provide the best possible service for all courses, lessons and classes. If you require any assistance please contact Harald Leeuwenburgh (Director of A1 Driving School) at A1 Driving School Limited.