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Valid ‘My Vaccine Pass’ Required For Learner Drivers

Valid ‘My Vaccine Pass’ Required For Learner Drivers

Posted December 06, 2021
Road Info

Learner drivers who are not double vaccinated, and cannot produce a vaccine passport will not be able to sit their restricted or full drivers licence tests.

The Driving Change Network says this is a huge blow for many young people who have been awaiting this opportunity and it has been taken away from them.

This affects their employment prospects and the ability to access opportunities outside their immediate community.

Due to the time a test takes and the close proximity, Practical Driver Testing is a close contact service. Therefore, a valid ‘My Vaccine Pass’ is required to sit your test.

VTNZ says they have worked closely with Waka Kotahi (NZTA) following the Ministry of Health guidelines to develop the necessary health and safety procedures that will allow them to conduct tests and keep everyone safe under each of the new traffic light levels.

Due to the time a test takes and the close proximity, Practical Driver Testing is a close contact service. Therefore, you must have a valid ‘My Vaccine Pass’ to sit your test.

A valid ‘My Vaccine Pass’ is required for all classes of licence – motorbike, car, and truck. You must have this to sit your Practical Driving Test. A face covering is required for all classes, with the exception of during the practical component of the motorcycle test.

VTNZ will send learner drivers a text message before their test. This will be to:

• Give you the option to reschedule if you are unwell or have been in contact with any COVID-19 cases.

• Confirm if you are able to present a valid ‘My Vaccine Pass’ on the day of your test. Please note – your My Vaccine Pass will be verified by your Driving Testing Officer onsite.

• Notify you about bringing your own face covering. Face coverings must be worn during tests. If you have a face covering exemption, please contact VTNZ in advance at DTexemptions@vtnz.co.nz