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Province tells GTA DriveTest customers to ‘avoid’ going to areas like Lindsay for tests

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DriveTest is now stating to customers in the Greater Toronto Area – where COVID infection rates are high – to avoid going to places like Lindsay, where infection rates are low. As well, City of Kawartha Lakes messaging is also asking non-local people to stay away for now.

The DriveTest notice is now on the DriveTest home page where it reads:

“Customers affected by the Grey (Lockdown) level cancellations are strongly encouraged to avoid non-essential travel and wait to reschedule their road test. Customers should avoid rescheduling their road test at DriveTest locations in Red, Orange, Yellow or Green levels.”

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Up to 25 per cent more residents could be here over winter due to COVID: CAO

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Could Kawartha Lakes be home to more seasonal residents than usual?

CAO for Kawartha Lakes, Ron Taylor, provided cautiously optimistic pandemic and service updates to council at their regular October meeting earlier this week.

He let council know where the province and city are in their response to the pandemic, and what city services are coming back on line as the end of October approaches. Taylor also shared his concerns about the impact to city services if the bulk of seasonal residents do not return home to their primary residences.

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DriveTest centre in Lindsay faces community scrutiny during pandemic

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DriveTest centre in Lindsay faces community scrutiny in shadow of pandemic
Getting an appointment for a test in the GTA is difficult. Photo: William McGinn.

Scores of people have taken to social media of late to complain about the number of people who are from out of town lined up at Lindsay Square Mall’s DriveTest centre to take their driving test.

Since the Greater Toronto Area is under scrutiny as a COVID-19 hotspot, it has made many uneasy about the loitering near the mall’s back entrance, commonly used by patrons to visit the mall.

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