The Road Safety Authority has extended a suspension on driving tests due to coronavirus.
Tests were cancelled on 13th March for two weeks to delay the spread of the virus.
Following a review, the suspension has been extended until 19th April 2020. The date will be kept under review, the RSA has said.
Those who have a driving test scheduled during this period will have the test rescheduled free of charge and the RSA will be directly in contact with candidates in the coming days. Updates around the re-starting of driving tests will be published on rsa.ie and RSA social media.
A statement 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 close proximity to members of the public, in a confined space, for up to 40 minutes on each driving test.
“For those who wish to make a normal application for a driving test please be advised we are continuing to receive and process applications as usual. However, appointments will not be scheduled in such cases until the driver testing service resumes.
“Where there are exceptional circumstances eg. Ambulance Service, Fire Service, Civil Defence, medical professionals and critical supply chain HGV drivers, needing a driving test, we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate these customers.”