Motorcycle riding lessons and vehicle inspections are gradually restarting as the Omicron variant outbreak subsides in Macao and restrictions ease.
Lessons will resume on a limited basis from tomorrow, the Transport Bureau (DSAT) said. Learners are required to make appointments for their lesson times via its online system.
Due to the current Covid-19 outbreak, the bureau had suspended all driving lessons and examination services since 20 June. Starting today, an online system will be provided for those holding an expired “provisional driving licence” to download their “provisional driving licence supplementary documents” to continue their lessons.
The bureau reminded learners with a valid provisional licence to log in electronically before their lessons. More details will be sent to driving schools, the bureau added.
In tune with Covid-19 prevention and control measures, anyone entering the site must undergo a temperature check, wear their facemask and show their green Macao Health Code, and maintain social distancing.
The DSAT also announced that some vehicle inspections will be resumed from Saturday through next Friday, adding that the motorbike inspection service will only be provided for those who have made appointments from 20 June through tomorrow but have been unable to have their motorbike inspected due to the current Covid-19 outbreak.
Registrations for new motorcycles and cars, as well as their inspection arrangements, will also be maintained through next Friday. However, the periodic inspections of cars, trailers and semi-trailers remain suspended.
According to the statement, owners can make an appointment for their vehicle’s inspection from tomorrow to 5 August via the DSAT online booking system from today through next Thursday.
Administrative procedures for new cars and motorbikes can only be carried out at the Motor Vehicle Inspection Centre in Cotai, while the reserved inspection places for cars and motorcycles will remain at the Motor Vehicles Inspection Centre and Motorcycle Inspection Centre in Cotai and Avenida 1º de Maio respectively. Those who completed and passed the vehicle inspection can pay their vehicle’s licence tax on the spot.
In order to avoid crowds gathering, people are required to go to the respective premises at their scheduled time, and must follow Covid-19 prevention measures by wearing a KN95 facemask or one with a higher standard, undergoing a temperature check and showing their Macao Health Code while scanning the venue QR code, The Macau Post Daily reported.