Two Cork NCT centres to open from Monday

Two Cork NCT centres to open from Monday

Two NCT centres in Cork are among a small number of centres around the country which are poised to re-open on Monday.

Two NCT centres in Cork are among a small number of centres around the country which are poised to re-open on Monday.

The National Car Testing Service (NCTS) closed its test centres in March as part of measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

It now plans to re-open its test centres on a phased basis from June 8th, subject to final approval on Phase 2 of the Government Roadmap for reopening the country proceeding.

In all, 15 of its 48 centres are expected to open from Monday including its centres at Little Island and in Blarney.

The remaining centres are set to open on a gradual basis throughout June and July.

The NCTS says customers of vehicles that had a test due date prior to 28 March 2020 are now invited to make a booking for an NCT for the centres which are re-opening.

It says it has put detailed measures in place in each test centre, to mitigate against the spread of COVID-19 and to protect both customers and staff.

Amongst the new measures are that customers will be asked to wait outside the building while the test is being undertaken and NCT certificates will be left on the front seat of the customer’s vehicle following the test so a customer does not have to return to the building to collect it. 

It says if a car presented for testing is not clean and clutter-free, the vehicle will not be tested. 

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