Due to the pandemic, Friday 1st of May 2020 (Taoiseach) Leo Vadkar announced the road map to recovery. This has provided some light at the end of the tunnel which will allow the Road Safety Authority (RSA) to start preparing as a society for the gradual easing of restrictions and the opening up Driving Test. The RSA are currently examining the roadmap and working with the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) and Health Authorities to allow Driving Test to plan a timetable for the provision of services again in line with the advice and approval from Government. The RSA do envisage that when Driving Test reopen it will firstly be on a limited basis, with new protocols in place to meet health guidelines and where customers may need to be prioritised.

As stated, the Government have outlined that services are to return on a phased basis and the RSA are seeking clarification as to when best to recommence Driver Testing and Driver Tuition activities while ensuring that the safety and wellbeing of the public, RSA Driving Instructors (ADI) and Driving tester are maintained and are aligned to HSE guidelines and Government health policy.

The RSA are hopeful that they will obtain this clarification at the earliest and they will further notify all ADI accordingly.

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