Two FS licensing centres shut down due to Covid-19

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Two Driving Licensing Testing Centres (DLTC) in the Free State have been closed down after two staff members tested positive for Covid-19. The centres in Harrismith and Kroonstad were evacuated on Wednesday before they were deep cleaned and decontaminated.

According to Free State Traffic and Roads spokesperson Hillary Mophethe, services at the two centres in the northern and eastern Free State respectively will resume once sufficient sanitisation is done.

“All officials who had come into contact with the infected staff members will undergo screening and testing before returning to work. Normal operations at the two centres will resume as soon as cleaning and decontamination is done and sufficient staff members are available to resume their duties,” she stated.

In the meantime, a centre in Sasolburg that was closed down last week, due to Covid-19 is set to reopen on Monday. “Sasolburg DLTC, which was temporarily closed after a staff member tested positive for Covid-19 will be reopening for service on Monday, 29 June 2020, after results of 90% of its staff came back negative. This is while still waiting for the results of the remaining members,” explained Mophethe.

“The Department of Police, Roads and Transport would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused as a results of this temporary closure and advise motorists to use other Driving Licensing Testing Centres at their respective districts,” the spokesperson concluded.

Nomaqhawe Mtebele

nomaqhawe@mahareng.co.za