Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
1026. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when VRT offices will re-open to the public in order to allow persons to finalise the sale of vehicles; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6473/20]
The RSA is currently working, in consultation with my Department, on plans for the resumption of the range of public services and functions for which it is responsible, following the publications of the
Government roadmap and, more recently, the National Return to Work Safely Protocol agreed by employer and trade union representatives - including carrying out risk assessments.This includes the NCT centres which process VRT on behalf of the Revenue Commissioners.
Dates for the resumption of the RSA's services, and any special arrangements which will need to be put into place to allow for the provision of these services, will be determined in consultation with the relevant health authorities.
The safety of the public is of paramount importance at this time, and in this as in all aspects of the Covid-19 crisis, my Department will be guided by NPHET and national experts.