An exemption allowing people over 70 years of age to renew their driving licenses without a medical certificate has been extended until June.
In light of the surge of Covid-19 cases and, in order to ease the burden on medical services, those aged over 70 will continue to be able to apply for a driving licence without the need to provide a medical report.
The measure applies on the condition that the person does not have an identified or specified illness and are not applying for a truck or bus category.
This will relieve the need for drivers over the age of 70 having to attend their GP or NDLS centre.
Explaining the exemption which has been extended to June 2021, Minister of State in the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton TD said: “All drivers who are over 70 years of age will be contacted directly with an application pack which will allow them to apply for a new licence by post. The NDLS service, which is managed by the RSA, will be sending out application packs to those eligible to apply by post in the coming weeks. The pack will include a partially completed application form that the customer must complete. Those drivers who have the option to apply online can do so at any time at www.ndls.ie.”