The Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe (TSCZ) has said driving schools willing to resume operations must adhere to the World Health Organisation (WHO) COVID-19 containment measures.
In a statement this Friday, TSCZ said all driving schools that meet the requirements will be issued with a certificate and failure to comply will result in de-registration. The statement said:
All driving schools willing to re-open must comply with the WHO Guidelines and Protocols and SI 309 of 1985.
The schools that meet the requirements will be inspected and be issued with a CERTIFICATE.
Any school caught operating without the compliance certificate will be de-registered.
Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa on Tuesday announced that the government had given TSCZ, driving schools and the Vehicle Inspection Department (VID) permission to resume operations. She said:
Cabinet would like to inform the nation that it has given the green light to driving schools, the Traffic Safety Council and the Vehicle Inspection Department to resume operations under strict adherence to approved standard procedures and WHO guidelines for the prevention of transmission of COVID-19.
The services were suspended late last year following a sharp rise in coronavirus infections in the country.