The safety of our students and instructors at Bell’s Auto Driving School, Inc. has always been our highest priority. In response to the current Covid-19 pandemic, we are adding safety standards to continue to provide a safe environment for the student and the instructor.
Before and after each driving lesson, our automobile will be thoroughly cleaned with alcohol-based cleaning products. We will clean the following:
Before each lesson begins, the student and instructor will be required to complete the following:
No physical contact (casual or otherwise) will be permitted. The only exception would be in an emergency situation. If prior to the lesson (or during the lesson), any of the listed safety standards are not followed, the lesson will be immediately terminated.
Prior to the lesson, you must answer the following questions:
Our 24-hour cancellation policy will remain in force. If you answer yes to any of these questions, we reserve the right to cancel the lesson in order to maintain the safety of all parties and you will be subject to the $25 cancellation fee.
If you have any questions regarding the policy/procedures listed in this acknowledgement, you should contact us as soon as possible to allow us to address your concerns.
IN CONSIDERATION for being permitted to utilize the services of Bell’s Auto Driving School, Inc. (“Bells”) and/or for my children to so participate in the services provided by Bells, the undersigned, on behalf of himself or herself and such participating children and any personal representatives, heirs and next of kin (collectively, the “undersigned”) hereby acknowledges, agrees and represents that he or she has carefully read this statement and carefully considered such premises, equipment and facilities as being safe and reasonably suited for the use or participation by the undersigned and such participating children.
In addition, the undersigned acknowledges that novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) infections have been confirmed throughout the United States, including several cases in New York State and the Capital Region. In accordance with guidance and protocols issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), the undersigned hereby agrees, represents and warrants that neither the undersigned nor such participating children shall not participate in the services provided by Bells within 14 days after (i) returning from highly impacted areas subject to a CDC Level 3 Travel Health Notice; (ii) exposure to any person returning from areas subject to a CDC Level 3 Travel Health Notice; or (iii) exposure to any person who has a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19. The undersigned hereby agrees, represents and warrants that neither the undersigned nor such participating children shall participate in the services provided by Bells if he or she (i) experiences symptoms of COVID-19, including, without limitation, fever, cough or shortness of breath; or (ii) has as suspected or diagnosed case of COVID-19. The undersigned agrees to immediately notify Bells if he or she believes any of the foregoing restrictions may apply.
Bells has taken the above referenced protocols to slow the spread of COVID-19. The undersigned further acknowledges and agrees that due to the nature of the services offered by Bells, social distancing of 6 feet per person is not possible. The undersigned fully understands and appreciates the known and potential dangers of utilizing Bells’ services and acknowledges that they and/or such participating children may, despite Bells’ reasonable efforts to mitigate such dangers, result in exposure to COVID-19, which could result in quarantine requirements, serious illness, disability and/or death.
IN FURTHER CONSIDERATION OF BEING PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE IN BELLS’ SERVICES, THE UNDERSIGNED HEREBY AGREES TO THE FOLLOWING:
1. THE UNDERSIGNED, ON HIS OR HER BEHALF AND ON BEHALF OF SUCH PARTICIPATING CHILDREN, HEREBY RELEASES, WAIVES, DISCHARGES AND COVENANTS NOT TO SUE Bells, its directors, officers, employees, volunteers and agents from all liability to the undersigned or such participating children and all personal representatives, assigns, heirs and next of kin for any loss or damage, and any claim or demands on account of any property damage or any injury to, or an illness or the death of, the undersigned or such participating children (or any person who may contract COVID-19, directly or indirectly, from the undersigned or such participating children) whether caused by the negligence, active or passive, of Bells or otherwise while the undersigned or such participating children are in, upon or about the premises or any facilities or vehicles of any program affiliated with Bells.
2. THE UNDERSGINED HEREBY AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND SAVE AND HOLD HARMLESS Bells, its directors, officers, employees, volunteers and agents from any loss, liability, damages or costs they may incur, whether caused by the negligence, active or passive, or otherwise while the undersigned or any participating child is in, upon or about the premises or any facilities or vehicles of Bells.
3. THE UNDERSIGNED FURTHER EXPRESSLY AGREES THAT THE FOREGOING ASSUMPTION OF RISK, RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY, AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the laws of the State of New York and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.
By signing the statement below, I am certifying the following:
I HAVE CAREFULLY READ AND VOLUNTARILY SIGNED THIS ASSUMPTION OF RISK, RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY, AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT AND FURTHER AGREE THAT THAT NO ORAL REPRESENTATIONS, STATEMENTS OR INDUCEMENTS APART FROM THE FOREGOING WRITTEN AGREEMENT HAVE BEEN MADE. I AM AWARE THAT BY AGREEING TO THIS AGREEMENT I AM GIVING UP VALUABLE LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO RECOVER DAMAGES FROM BELLS IN THE CASE OF ILLNESS, INJURY, DEATH, PROPERTY LOSS OR DAMAGE, INCLUDING FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT AND WITHOUT LIMITATION, EXPOSURE TO COVID-19 AT ANY BELLS FACILITY OR IN ANY BELLS VEHICLE AND ANY ILLNESS, INJURY OR DEATH RESULTING THEREFROM. I UNDERSTAND THAT THIS DOCUMENT IS A PROMISE NOT TO SUE AND A RELEASE OF AND INDEMNIFICATION FOR ALL CLAIMS. IF SIGNING ON BEHALF OF A MINOR, I ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS AGREEMENT IS MADE ON BEHALF OF MY MINOR CHILD(REN) AND/OR LEGAL WARDS AND I REPRESENT AND WARRANT TO BELLS THAT I HAVE FULL AUTHORITY TO SIGN THIS AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF SUCH MINOR(S).