COVID-19: MOT EXTENSION FOR 6 MONTHS FOR LIGHT VEHICLES.
Vehicle owners will be granted a 6-month exemption from MOT testing, enabling them to continue to travel to work where this absolutely cannot be done from home, or shop for necessities.
All cars, vans and motorcycles which usually would require an MOT test will be exempted from needing a test from 30 March 2020. Vehicles must be kept in a roadworthy condition. Drivers can be prosecuted if driving unsafe vehicles.
It is absolutely critical that the vehicle is kept in roadworthy condition during this period. We will shortly be sharing some tips and advice with you for ensuring that your car stays in its best possible condition.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said:
We must ensure those on the frontline of helping the nation combat COVID-19 are able to do so.
Allowing this temporary exemption from vehicle testing will enable vital services such as deliveries to continue, frontline workers to get to work, and people to get essential food and medicine.
Safety is key, which is why garages will remain open for essential repair work.
Legislation will be introduced on March 30 and will come into immediate effect for 12 months, following a short consultation with key organisations. Drivers will still need to get their vehicle tested until the new regulations come into place, if they need to use it.
If you can’t get an MoT that’s due because you’re in self-isolation, the Department for Transport is working with insurers and the police to ensure people will not be negatively affected as a result of things that are out of their control.
Information has been sourced from the Government website. For the full details and terms of the extension please visit thegovernment website.