How will coronavirus (COVID-19) affect your MOT?
The government has announced that vehicle owners will be granted a 6 month exemption from MOT testing from the 30 March 2020, which means you’ll be able to continue travelling to work if you’re a key worker, or to shop for necessities.
All cars, vans and motorcycles which are due an MOT test will be exempt from needing a test must still be kept in a roadworthy condition, and garages will remain open for essential repair work. Drivers can be prosecuted if driving unsafe vehicles. We will take this exemption into account, however MOT tests that were due before 30th March 2020 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
It’s your responsibility to ensure that your vehicle is roadworthy and not driven in an unsafe condition, and 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