The Government have now confirmed that vehicle owners will be granted a 6-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.
- cars, motorcycles and vans to be granted MOT exemption
- this will allow people to carry on with essential travel
- vehicles must be kept in roadworthy condition
All cars, vans and motorcycles which usually would require an MOT test will be exempted 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.
You can read advice on keeping a vehicle in a good condition here.
People should stay at home and avoid travel. The only reasons people should leave their homes is set out in the government guidance.