National News - 22/07/2020

MOT Extension Period Ending this Month

Lockdown restrictions are easing around England. As part of this, the Government has announced that MOT exemptions will end on 31st July 2020. If your MOT test is due on or after 1st August 2020, you’ll need to arrange your MOT as normal.

If your MOT due date falls between 30th March 2020 and 31st July 2020, your vehicle will still be given the 6-month extension.

Not sure if your vehicle’s MOT is due? You can find out through the UK Government’s MOT status checker

Under government guidance, you shouldn’t take your vehicle for an MOT if:

  • You’re self-isolating as you or someone you live with has coronavirus symptoms
  • You’re being advised to shield as you are extremely vulnerable to coronavirus

Some MOT centres will offer to pick up your car, carry out the MOT and return your vehicle. It’s worth checking with your local centre to see if they’re offering this service.

More information is available on the Gov website: