The Zimbabwe Driving Schools Association (ZDSA) has approached the government and submitted the guidelines they intend their members to follow when they reopen for business.
ZDSA national council chairperson Prosper Dowa told ZTN that their members are compliant with Government and World Health Organisation (WHO) health and safety guidelines to curb the spread of coronavirus. Said Dowa:
The association submitted to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Development the guidelines we intend to follow to minimize the risk of transmitting COVID-19.
We did our research to make sure that we are compliant with the Government and WHO guidelines regarding.
Since our clients are aged 16 years and above we expect them to be responsible enough to adapt to the measures put in place to safeguard their lives and that of others.
Dowa warned aspiring drivers against resorting to acquiring fake drivers’ licences, saying they should wait for the resumption of business.
He expressed confidence that driving schools will soon be allowed to operate as their engagements with relevant authorities are at an advanced stage.
Driving schools ceased activities in March when Zimbabwe introduced a lockdown aimed at managing the spread of the novel coronavirus.