As lockdown restrictions are now easing and more and more businesses are opening up, such as motor garages, this means that MOT tests can be carried out.
On 30 March 2020, drivers were granted a 6 month exemption from MOT testing. However from the 1 August 2020 MOT testing will become mandatory again in England, Scotland and Wales.
If your vehicle is due an MOT, drivers are being urged to book an MOT test, as this is a legal requirement.
Drivers who have an MOT test due before the 1 August will be still be granted a 6 month extension, for example if your vehicle is due on 31 July it will be extended to the 31 January 2021.
However if you do notice something wrong with your vehicle, and you fall under the exempt category, you should still take it to the garage immediately as you can be prosecuted for driving an unsafe vehicle.
If you are vulnerable or are self-isolating and your car needs repairs or your MOT is due, it is best to contact your local garage as they may be able to offer a safe pick-up and drop off service.