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Transport Department to fully resume driving test (road test) services from February 22
     To align with the gradual resumption of the provision of basic public services by the Government, the Transport Department (TD) said today (February 8) that the driving test (road test) services will fully resume from February 22. Candidates who have been scheduled to take a road test on or after February 22 should attend the test according to the test date, time and driving test centre specified in the driving test appointment letter. Candidates affected by the suspension of the driving test (road test) will be notified individually of their rescheduled test dates.
     As regards anti-pandemic measures to reduce the risk of the spread of the virus, all candidates participating in a driving test (road test) must wear a surgical mask inside the test centres and throughout the test, clean their hands with alcohol-based sanitiser before entering the centre office, and undergo body temperature screening arranged by the TD on-site. If a candidate does not wear a surgical mask, refuses to undergo body temperature screening or has a body temperature higher than 37.5 degrees Celsius, the candidate will not be allowed to enter the test venue to take the test and the test will be rescheduled. 
     The TD urges candidates not to attend a driving test if they are unwell, and advises that they should consult a doctor promptly. Applicants who are absent from a driving test on medical grounds may submit their postponement applications with the original sick leave certificate/medical certificate to the Driving Test Appointment Office (DTAO) of the TD within one month from the test date for follow-up and rescheduling of the test date.
     Driving test (written test Part A) and taxi written test services, and driving test appointment services (including walk-in counter service of the DTAO, online booking service for driving test appointments and telephone booking service for repeater early test appointments) will continue to be suspended until further notice. The TD will continue to closely monitor the development of the pandemic and align with the anti-epidemic measures implemented by the Government, and will resume all these services under a phased approach and in an orderly manner.

     Candidates who would like to apply for postponement/temporary cancellation of a driving test appointment or change of driving test region during the suspension period of the DTAO may submit the original of the signed application letter, a copy of the identity document and the original driving test appointment letter by post to the DTAO (address: Transport Department, 2/F, Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices, 303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon).  
     For enquiries, please contact the DTAO at 2771 7723 from 9am to 5pm from Monday to Friday.
Ends/Monday, February 8, 2021
Issued at HKT 16:36
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