The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has suspended the Driver Theory Test on advice from Prometric, the provider of the Driver Theory Test service.

As a result of COVID-19, Prometric said it is no longer in a position to provide a normal level of staffing that maintains the integrity of the service while adhering to HSE guidelines on social distancing.

The suspension came into effect from last Wednesday and will be subject to ongoing review.

Candidates who have a Driver Theory Test scheduled up to April 19, will be contacted to notify them that their test will be rescheduled free of charge when the service resumes.

Prometric has advised that it will continue to provide a service in emergency cases and arrangements for this will be published on their website www.theorytest.ie as well as any updates.