Six-month exemption from MoT testing during COVID-19 Crisis

Six-month exemption from MoT testing during COVID-19 Crisis

Vehicle owners will be granted a six-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 during the Coronavirus 'lockdown'.


COVID-19 MOT exemption key points   

  • MoT expiry effectively extended by six months from 30 March 2020
  • This will allow people to carry on with essential travel
  • Vehicles must be kept in roadworthy condition


What happens if you need an MOT during the coronavirus lockdown?

All cars, vans and motorcycles which would require an MoT test after 30 March 2020 will effectively have a six month extension on the expiry date, though if restrictions are lifted this may change to ensure cars are roadworthy. Although this is an exemption, it does not permit cars that haven't had an MoT to return to the road without one.


Responsible checks on your vehicle

Do, however, keep an eye on your tyres, brakes and other essential safety systems. Car manufacturers and other large serving companies have confirmed they will keep some centres open, prioritising key workers' cars.


Visit the .Gov website to find out more


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