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Driver Test

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 4 November 2020

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Ceisteanna (31)

Richard O'Donoghue


31. Deputy Richard O'Donoghue asked the Minister for Transport if he will reconsider the exclusion of theory test centres from level 5 restrictions given the need for persons to obtain a licence for employment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34018/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

The Government Decision to move to Level 5 of Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with COVID-19 was taken due to the very serious increase in COVID-19 infection levels.

The Government decision and the public health regulations require that driver theory tests are suspended for the duration of the Level 5 restrictions. The decision to suspend this service, like many other services across all sectors of our society, is a difficult one but is necessary for the measures in the Plan for Living with COVID-19 to be as effective as possible in addressing the current situation.

All appointments during this period will be rescheduled to the next available appointment date by the Road Safety Authority.