Motor Vehicles (Tests) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) (No. 2) Regulations 2020

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.

MOT due on or after 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.

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