How will coronavirus (COVID-19) affect your MOT?
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, drivers were granted a 6 month exemption from MOT testing in March to help slow the spread of the virus. However, mandatory MOT testing will be reintroduced from August 1, 2020 as lockdown restrictions begin to ease.
This means all drivers whose car, motorcycle or van is due for an MOT test from August 1, 2020 will be required to get a test certificate to continue driving their vehicle.
Drivers with an MOT due date before August 1 will still receive a 6 month exemption from testing, but it's still your responsibility to ensure that your vehicle is roadworthy and not driven in an unsafe condition. We may not be able to cover you if you’re in an accident due to poor maintenance of the car. For more information on this, you can keep up to date at GOV.uk