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.

You can read more on the UK Government website here.

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