Driving schools to operate at normal capacity

Izah Azahari

The Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC) announced the implementation of the fourth phase of de-escalation plan for driving schools and third phase for Internet cafes starting July 27.

This was revealed by Minister of Transport and Infocommunications Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yusof during a press conference yesterday.

Driving schools are allowed to carry out classes as usual at normal capacity by complying with the existing guidelines as well as instructions issued by MTIC. Highway Code and Driving Qualification tests will also be held as usual.

The minister said that the Land Transport Department also issued guidelines for practical driving lessons and tests. Guidelines included scanning of the BruHealth QR code, body temperature checks, washing hands frequently; wearing face masks, sanitation after each class or test, disinfecting vehicles and opening vehicle doors between uses for 15 minutes to allow air flow.

The minister said Internet cafes are allowed to operate at 90 per cent capacity and required to use the BruHealth QR code.

The minister added that visitors are required to scan BruHealth QR code, have body temperature checks, encouraged to wear face masks and reminded to practise physical distancing of one metre.