(25/03/2020)

Vehicle owners to be granted MOT exemption

Vehicle owners will be granted a six-month exemption from MOT testing.

Temporary exemption will enable vital services to continue, frontline workers to get to work, and people to get essential food and medicine.

All cars, vans and motorcycles which usually would require an MOT test will be exempted from needing a test from 30 March. 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.

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 aren’t unfairly penalised for things out of their control.

Read the full Government announcement here.