COVID-19: Update on ICBC road testing | Resources for safe operation
13 May 2020
As the COVID-19 emergency is evolving, ICBC continues to take steps to ensure the health and safety of our customers, partners and employees. ICBC’s business continuity response teams are meeting daily to assess the COVID-19 situation and recognize that the suspension of road tests is an issue causing a lot of concern. We are actively working towards a solution.
At this time, all road tests are suspended indefinitely and ICBC is unable to provide a date as to when road testing will resume. Once a solution is available, we’ll reach out to driver training schools and instructors, and post the information on dtcbc.com.
As private businesses, driver training schools and facilities are being asked to carefully follow the advice and direction of provincial and federal heath authorities, and continue to keep the health and safety of your employees and customers as a top priority. The Provincial Health Officer is responsible for monitoring the health of B.C. citizens, while WorkSafeBC is working to support the direction of public health agencies by helping workplaces take appropriate preventative measures.You can visit the following websites for more information or contact your local regional health authority to assist you in determining how to best operate your business during the COVID-19 emergency.
- WorkSafeBC (COVID-19 and returning to safe operation)
- BC COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)
- BC Centre for Disease Control
Driver training schools can choose to implement their own safety measures to protect their employees and trainees; however, ICBC strongly discourage efforts to install any permanent accessories intended for road testing purposes, such as plexi-glass dividers, until ICBC has established appropriate guidelines.ICBC services impacted by COVID-19 will also continue to be posted online for customers on the Our update on COVID-19 (coronavirus) page on icbc.com.