GEORGE NEWS - George Municipality has announced that all beaches and public amenities have been closed to the public from Sunday 22 March.
"This is in addition to libraries, museums and sporting facilities that have been closed already in efforts to ensure that all necessary precautions are taken to ensure that the transmission of the novel coronavirus, Covid-19, is contained," said Protection Services Director Steven Erasmus.
Toilets at taxi rank
All public toilets in the George CBD, Go George Hub and Thembalethu Mall will be closed from Tuesday 24 March until further notice. This is part of precautionary safety measures being taken due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Driving licence and vehicle testing station
The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works has confirmed to George Municipality that driving licencing centres and vehicle testing centres would be closed for the duration of the Covid-19 lockdown period.
The municipality awaits confirmation surrounding arrangements for vehicle licensing centres, but expect these too to be closed.
Please note: driving licensing tests and learner driving licensing tests that would have taken place during the lockdown period dates, are postponed to the first available testing opportunities after the lockdown.
The new dates will be communicated via SMS to the relevant applicants during the first week after the lockdown and are expected to be slotted in on weekends to address the backlog.
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