31 July 2020
In anticipation of potential disruption to the vehicle testing regime caused by the spread of Coronavirus, the Motor Vehicles (Tests) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 amended Regulation 6 of the 1981 Regulations to exclude vehicles from the test certificate requirement for a one-off period of six months. This period begins on the day when the use of a vehicle on a road without a test certificate would have been ordinarily prohibited.
The date has been brought forward from March 2021 to 1 August 2020.
Your MOT certificate will not be extended if your vehicle’s MOT expires on or after 1 August 2020. You must book an MOT as usual.
MOT centres are open now for you to get an MOT.
You can get an MOT up to a month (minus a day) before it runs out and keep the same renewal date.
Please see our coronavirus document for an overview of further legislation relating to Coronavirus.