New rules on MOT testing of light vehicles

Information circulated by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Authority (DVSA) this morning.

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DVSA say "we've published two guides for the public"
guidance on MOTs due before 30th March 2020
guidance on MOTs due from 30th March 2020

DVSA say "we have published guidance on providing MOT tests during the COVID-19 outbreak for garages and MOT test centres".
DVSA guidance for garages

New rules on MOT testing for light vehicles
Due to the unfolding COVID-19 situation, cars and vans and motorcycles due their MOT from 30th March 2020 will have their MOT extended by 6 months. This will continue until confirmed otherwise.

This will allow vehicle owners to continue to be able to get to work where this absolutely cannot be done from home or do essential shopping.

Vehicles must be kept in a roadworthy condition and drivers can be prosecuted if they drive an unsafe vehicle.

Guidance for MOT garages
The Government has extended the requirement for certain businesses to close, but garages are allowed to stay open. This is to make sure that essential vehicle maintenance and repair to keep vehicles, goods and key workers moving and safe can continue.