Ontario closes Drive Test Centres effective immediately

by Today's Trucking

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TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario is closing the Drive Test Centres and part-time Travel Point locations effective immediately.

“Based on the advice of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all full-time DriveTest Centres and part-time Travel Point locations will be closed. The closures will take effect March 23, 2020 until further notice,” Deputy Premier Christine Elliot and Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney say in a joint statement.

They confirm that no licence applicants will lose test fees as a result of the closures, and the “fail to keep appointment” penalties will also be waived.

“We have a responsibility to Ontarians to ensure that we take every possible step to enable social distancing and prevent the spread of Covid-19,” they said.


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  • For those that having medical that will expire soon what protocols will be enacted as many medical clinics have enacted face to face closures.

  • Yes my medical running out as well doctor tell me no time until the end of May to get medical done? A policy needs to extend all medical at least 60 days

  • I think the ministry is making the right decision especially if there’s going to be a Covid-19 fourth wave. It pays to be cautious, at least they care and that’s what matters. I’m waiting to do my test also but I’m in no hurry. I’m glad the ministry does really careS about us drivers. thank you to the ministry of Transportation.