Car MOT testing deadlines to be extended due to COVID-19

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced new rules in the wake of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. As many people will be self-isolating, the DVSA has decided to grant an extension for those due to take their MOT test (an annual vehicle road-worthiness, safety and emissions test).

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DVSA logo

Drivers of cars, vans and motorcycles that are due for MOT testing from 30th March 2020 will automatically receive a six-month extension on their certificate. This will allow key workers (and those on other essential journeys) to continue driving without penalty.

Vehicles be kept in a good, roadworthy condition during this extension

Vehicles be kept in a good, roadworthy condition during this extension

At this time, garages are remaining open to ensure vehicles are running safely - keeping critical workers and goods moving around the country.

The DVSA has published guidance for garages, along with drivers who have their MOT due before the 30th March, and for those due from the 30th March onward.

Guidance from the DVSA can be found here:

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