Motorists Granted 6 Month MOT Exemption During Lockdown

The Department for Transport have announced that during the COVID-19 outbreak, cars, motorcycles and vans are subjected to a temporary 6 month MOT exemption. This is to maintain essential travel during the outbreak.

This exemption will come into play from 30th March 2020.

Many garages will remain open to provide essential repair work.

However, drivers can still be prosecuted for driving unsafe vehicles.

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.”