Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Vehicle Testing

Photo of Denise MitchellDenise Mitchell (Dublin Bay North, Sinn Fein)
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1076. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when it is envisaged that NCT centres will reopen for testing; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6839/20]

Photo of Shane RossShane Ross (Dublin Rathdown, Independent)
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The safety of the public is of paramount importance at this time and as in all aspects of the Covid-19 crisis my Department continues to be guided by National Public Health Emergency Team and the relevant national experts in relation to the resumption of services.

My officials and the Road Safety Authority are currently examining the possibility of resuming the National Car Test roadworthiness testing service in light of the roadmap and national return to work protocols published by government.

Dates for the resumption of services and any specific arrangements that need to be put in place to allow for the provision of these services will be determined in consultation with the relevant health authorities.

I hope to make an announcement in relation to this matter over the coming weeks.

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