The National Care Testing Service (NCTS) has this week re-opened more of its test centres around the country and says it will open more centres in Cork in the coming weeks.
Earlier this month, the NCTS re-opened its centres at Little Island and Blarney with the Skibbereen centre scheduled to re-open yesterday.
The NCTS says it plans to re-open its centres in Macroom, Charleville and Youghal in mid-July.
NCTS had suspended its services in March in response to the Covid-19 outbreak and it has now put a number of measures in place to help reduce the risk of the spread of Covid-19 at centres which are re-opening.
Motorists are being asked to ensure their vehicle is being presented in “a hygienic state and free of any unhygienic matter such as used tissues, gloves and wipes”.
Vulnerable drivers and those with an underlying illness are asked not to attend, with the NCTS asking them to “organise for someone else to present their vehicle where possible.”
Once checked in, those presenting a car for NCT will be asked to either wait in their vehicles or outside the building.
NCTS staff will leave vehicle inspection reports and NCT Certificates, where applicable, on the front seat of the customer’s vehicle following the test, so that customers do not need to re-enter the test centre after their NCT unless they have a query.
Meanwhile, the NCTS has said it has now updated all records for those customers’ vehicles that qualified for the four-month test extension as announced by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Mr Shane Ross in April.
A vehicle with a test due date on or after 28th March 2020 has now had their test date extended by four months.