MOT Exemptions Granted During the Coronavirus
Vehicle owners have been granted a six-month exemption from MOT testing their vehicles, 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 exempt from needing a test from 30 March, 2020.
Vehicles must be kept in a roadworthy condition, and garages will remain open for essential repair work. Drivers can be prosecuted if driving unsafe vehicles, possibly facing a fine of up to £2,500, penalty points and a potential driving ban.
Advice on keeping a vehicle in a good condition can be found here.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said, “We must ensure those on the frontline of helping the nation combat COVID19 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 get essential food and medicine.
“Safety is key, which is why garages will remain open for essential repair work.”
Practical driving tests and annual testing for lorries, buses and coaches have been suspended for up to three months.