ComfortDelGro Driving Centre closed until 29 July over link to 4 COVID cases

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ComfortDelGro Driving Centre at Ubi. (SCREENSHOT: Google Maps)
ComfortDelGro Driving Centre at Ubi. (SCREENSHOT: Google Maps)

SINGAPORE — The ComfortDelGro Driving Centre circuits at Ubi, Kovan and Tampines are closed from now until 29 July in line with directives by the Ministry of Health (MOH).

"We were informed by the Ministry of Health (MOH) today that there are four COVID-19 cases linked to our driving centre. Accordingly, we have been directed to close our operations for two weeks," said Tammy Tan, ComfortDelGro's Group Chief Branding and Communications Officer on Thursday in response to a query by Yahoo News Singapore.

"Our priority is the welfare of our learners, visitors and staff. All driving centre staff have been advised to work from home while deep cleaning will be carried out on our premises. They have also been encouraged to monitor their health and encouraged to take swab tests if needed," Tan added.

In a Facebook post on Thursday afternoon, the Centre said, “All Theory and Practical tests booked for the period from 4.25pm on 15 July to 29 July 2021 will be cancelled and fees will be refunded by the Traffic Police."

All physical lessons scheduled at the Centre from 4.25pm on 15 July to 29 July will automatically be cancelled and lesson fees will be refunded into the store-value account of individuals who are affected. The automatic cancellations will not affect the cancellation count. Online theory lessons will be conducted as scheduled.

Driver Improvement Point System (DIPs) and Safe Driving Course (SDC) courses scheduled from 16 July to 29 July will be cancelled and the fees will be refunded into store-value accounts. For those affected by the Letter of Offer’s validity period, they can approach the Traffic Police for an extension.

All eAppointments scheduled from now to 29 July 2021 will be cancelled.

“We are deeply sorry for the inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding and patience as we do the best we can to address your concerns via LiveChat and our online Enquiry Form during this period of time,” the Centre said.

MOH update

On Thursday night, MOH said in its daily COVID-19 report that there are six cases linked to the cluster at ComfortDelGro Driving Centre at Ubi involving individuals who visited or worked there.

MOH will be conducting special testing operations for all staff of ComfortDelGro Driving Centre. It will also extend free COVID-19 testing to members of the public who had visited the driving centre between 6 July and 15 July.

All visitors to the Centre are advised to monitor their health closely, and minimise social interactions, for 14 days from their date of visit or interaction. They are encouraged to see a doctor immediately if they feel unwell.

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