The Gauteng Provincial Government has resumed with the phased reopening of Driver’s License Testing Centres (DLTCs) in the province following their closure due to the COVID-19 lockdown regulations.
MEC for Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure Jacob Mamabolo has also expressed his satisfaction with measures put in place to protect employees and clients against possible exposure to Covid-19 and other health risks.
The MEC further commended the municipalities and the Road Traffic Management Corporation for the instrumental role they played in working with the Department on the risk adjusted approach to the reopening of the DLTCs.
“With the gradual reopening of the DLTCs, it is important for members of the public to note that priority will be given to applicants who have confirmed bookings and that there will be no walk-ins, only applicants with valid online booking reference numbers will be allowed onto the premises of centres.
“This is another measure we have put in place to ensure that customers are serviced whilst adhering to social distancing protocols. Customers visiting our centres are also kindly requested to wear masks covering the mouth and nose – #NoMaskNoEntry, ” Mamabolo emphasized.
The MEC further cautioned against flooding of the centres as all driver’s licenses, learner’s licenses, motor vehicle license discs, temporary driver’s licenses, temporary permits, roadworthy certificates and professional driver’s permits that expired during the lockdown period would be deemed valid and have been extended for 90 days from 01 June 2020.