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30 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID – 19) All RSA services are suspended until 19 April

For Frequently Asked Questions on COVID-19 and RSA services please see here

The Following RSA services have been affected:

Driving Tests

All Driving Tests are currently suspended until 19 April 2020.  Check here for more information.

 

Driver Theory Test (DTT)

The Driver Theory Test Service is suspended until 19 Apil to COVID-19. The suspension takes immediate effect and will be subject to ongoing review.

Candidates who have a driver theory test scheduled up to 19 April, will be contacted to notify them that their test will be rescheduled free of charge when the service resumes. Updates around the re-starting of tests will be published on www.theorytest.ie

Prometric has advised that it will continue to provide a service in emergency cases and arrangements for this will be published on their website www.theorytest.ie

See here for frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and the Driver Theory Test.

 

National Driver Licence Service (NDLS)

The Minister of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross and the RSA have confirmed that the National Driver Licence Service (NDLS) is suspended until further notice with immediate effect. This is in order to comply with the new public restrictions, announced by Government on Friday 27th of March, to tackle the spread of the Coronavirus. Please see here for more details.

 

Drivers hours

Temporary relaxation of EU driving and resting time rules due to COVID-19. See here

 

National Car Testing Service (NCTS)

The Minister of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross and the RSA have confirmed that the National Car Testing Service (NCT) is suspended until further notice with immediate effect. This is in order to comply with the new public restrictions, announced by Government on Friday 27th of March, to tackle the spread of the Coronavirus. Please see here for more details.

 

Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC)

Due to the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 crisis and in order to ensure a continuous flow of goods within the EU, drivers with valid Irish Driver CPC cards that are due to expire during the current Covid 19 outbreak will be granted an extension of a maximum of six months up to the 26th September 2020.  The RSA will adopt some discretion for cards that expired from week commencing the 9th of March but not before. This is not an amnesty for drivers who did not take training and allowed their CPC cards to expire. Please see here for more details.

 

Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness Testing (CVRT)

The Minister of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross and the RSA have confirmed that the Commercial Vehicle Testing System are suspended until further notice with immediate effect. This is in order to comply with the new public restrictions, announced by Government on Friday 27th of March, to tackle the spread of the Coronavirus. If your CVRT certificate has just expired you can continue to drive and measures that will address issues arising from the suspension of these services will be announced shortly. Please see here for more details.

 

Tachograph Card Applications

The RSA are continuing to process Tachograph card applications without any current delays. Our processing team are working remotely which may result in delays going forward, but we will endeavour to keep any delays to a minimum. To assist with this, it is vital that all applications for driver cards are correctly completed and all requested supporting documentation being supplied is in order. The RSA recommends that applicants use the on-line digital tachograph system apply here rather than the traditional paper-based application forms.


Education Services

The following RSA education services have been suspended until further notice

  • The Check it fits , see here for more information
  • The National Road Safety Education Service
  • The Interactive Road Safety Shuttle
  • Roll Over Simulator

 

 

The RSA refers you to the HSE Coronavirus- COVID-19 Public Health Advice and Guidance as per the following link; https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus.html