Saint Lucia driving instructors have welcomed the resumption of practical examinations as of December 10, 2020 starting with the South of the Island.
But they are not in ‘total agreement’ some new COVID-19 guidelines issued Friday for their sector.
The President of the National Association Of Driving Schools, Stacy Nelson, made the organisation’s position known in an interview with St Lucia Times.
She disclosed that dialogue has commenced in regard to some of the stipulations.
According to Joseph, not all instructors are able to navigate through the digiGov system.
The NADS President noted that one of the stipulations is that bookings have to be made via that route.
“With everything it takes adjustment and persons would like to continue doing their transactions over the counter,” Nelson told St Lucia Times.
She revealed that another issue relates to a stipulation for disposable coverings on seats.
Joseph said the only place where the specified covering can be obtained sells it at a price that is a bit expensive.
“It’s an expense we are adding on to instructors as well as to students – somebody has to pay the cost,” the NADS President asserted.
“So right now there is talk among the members about putting garbage bags over their seats,” Joseph stated.
“We are happy that exams will be resuming but there are other issues that are a bit troubling to us and we are in dialogue with the Chief Transport Officer to amend some of those,” she observed.
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