COVID-19: PCDS Services suspended until further notice

We are temporarily suspending all driving school services effective tomorrow following Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s announcement of raising the threat level status to Alert Level 3 requiring all non-essential services to close. This is effective immediately and will resume until further notice.

For the safety of the instructor and student, we are postponing all appointments in possibly three to four weeks. As soon as the situation allows and the health clearances are provided, the team will do their best to accommodate all reschedules.

For now, let us all stay home. Choose to protect the community to protect each other from COVID-19. Kia Kaha.

COVID-19 : Choose to keep the community safe

The Puketapapa Community Driving School has taken measures to keep the services still open until we are at Alert Level 3. Pre-lesson inductions are in place and all lessons with our Senior Driving Instructors and Mentors are on hold.
Let’s do our part to protect each other and the community. Use good hand washing practices and keep the distance as much as possible. 
Stay home & notify the Ministry of Health through 0800 358 5453 if you have flu-like symptoms, been overseas for the last 14 days, or in contact with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19. Keep updated with the latest news at
If you have questions or want to reschedule, email us at



Driving lessons for healthy learner drivers with healthy instructors and mentors at Puketapapa Community Driving School (PCDS) will continue with the following protocols and extra precautions in place:

  1. A day before the driving lesson, all learners will be interviewed by PCDS staff about travel history, if they have any symptoms and close contact with other people who have symptoms and have travelled from a high-risk region. Learners will be advised NOT TO BOOK lessons if unwell. 
  2. All learners and instructors must wash their hands before getting into the car. 
  3. All learners must disinfect the car key and direct contact points: steering wheel, gear stick, indicators, door handles, window and mirror buttons, fuel caps and bonnet catches before and after each lesson.    
  4. A window will be kept open for ventilation during driving lessons.   
  5. Ensure proper disposal of wipes, tissues and other cleaning materials at the end of each session.  
  6. When refuelling, use disposable gloves. 

If a learner driver shows symptoms during training i.e. fever, coughing, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties, notify the Ministry of Health through 0800 358 5453 and arrange for a coronavirus test as soon as possible, and self-isolate for 14 days.