01 April 2020 – Special arrangements introduced for students and motor vehicle owners

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Education, Transportation
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; New initiatives; Regulatory change; Education and awareness
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology
Minister of Land Transport and Light Rail

Overview: Special arrangements for students and motor vehicle owners
Several measures have been put in place by Government to cater for the pedagogical needs of students including broadcasting lessons of four MBC channels and using online platforms
Special Arrangements for Renewal of Road Tax, Public Service Vehicle Licence, Carrier’s Licence and Certificate of Fitness to owners of vehicles – in view of the Curfew period relating to COVID-19, it has been decided to grant an automatic three-month extension to owners of vehicles whose Motor Vehicle Licence (road tax) is expiring this 31st day of March 2020. This measure applies to private cars and public service vehicles such as taxis, contract buses/cars, public service buses and goods vehicles (lorries and vans).
Full details here: http://www.govmu.org/English/News/Pages/Covid-19-Special-arrangements-for-students-and-for-motor-vehicle-owners.aspx

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: The Ministry of Transport and Light rail considered that these special arrangements for renewal of vehicles permits will help towards an uninterrupted supply chain for the delivery of necessities such as food and other items and essential services.