All traffic departments will remain closed until June, the Overstrand Municipality has said in a statement after queries from residents about the renewal of driver’s and vehicle licences.

“Rest assured that driver’s licences and car discs that expire during this time will remain valid until the end of the lockdown, with a grace period of renewal within 30 days from the end of the lockdown,” the municipality said.

According to National Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, licensing and testing centres will open during June 2020, but the exact date has not yet been announced.

“Once open, safety measures and protocols governing the observation of social distancing, sanitation and wearing of masks will be observed. Driver’s licensing tests and learner driver’s licensing tests that would have taken place during the lockdown period are postponed to the first available testing opportunities after the lockdown. The new dates will be communicated to the relevant applicants after the lockdown.”

The municipality requests the public to establish the correct amount payable by phoning them after lockdown before making an EFT payment as transactions that reflect the wrong amount cannot be processed.

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