Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

14.45 13 Mar 2020


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All driving tests scheduled to take place from tomorrow until March 29th have been suspended, amid the ongoing measures and restrictions in place over the coronavirus outbreak.

Anyone who was due to take their test during this period will have it rescheduled free of charge.

The Road Safety Authority says it will make reasonable efforts to accommodate tests for the likes of emergency and essential service drivers.

All other tests will be rescheduled free of charge.

In a statement, the RSA said: "We understand that this will cause inconvenience to our customers, but it is the correct measure to take given the public health advice concerning social distancing and given the personal nature of the driver testing service.

"RSA driver testers are in are close proximity to members of the public, in a confined space, for up to 40 minutes on each driving test."

Scheduled theory tests are not affected and will go ahead as planned.

Meanwhile, the country's teaching unions have announced plans to postpone their planned East conferences.

The ASTI, INTO and TUI said they made the decision after keeping the developing COVID-19 situation under review in recent weeks.

In a joint statement, the unions said: "At all times, the health and safety of our members, our students and the general public is of paramount importance.

"We urge our members to follow all public health advice provided as our country seeks to deal with the challenges posed by this unprecedented health crisis."

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