| 6-month MOT exemptions will be ending on 1 August|
Today, 29 June, the Department for Transport announced that the 6-month MOT exemption for cars, vans and motorcycles introduced during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, will end on 1 August.
The government recognise that many garages stayed open and drivers continued to get their vehicles tested despite the exemption.
However as non-essential services start to re-open in line with government guidance, and more vehicles are back on the roads, having an up-to-date MOT will help to keep vehicles safe to drive. An MOT can be conducted while maintaining social distancing and we’ve provided guidance for MOT testers about operating safely.
The government advises garages to keep following the government guidance about working safely during the coronavirus pandemic.
The government thanked garages for their work which has enabled vital services to continue, frontline workers to get to work, and people to get essential food and medicine during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Said Andy Harrison of Acespeed Historic Motorsport and Shipley MoT Centre
We have remained open during the lockdown and we were proud to do our bit to keep essential workers on the road. However, there is now built up demand for MoT’s and servicing work which will take time for garages to work through.
We would ask that owners of cars which do not have a current MoT contact us immediately to make arrangements. Owners whose cars are due in the next few weeks should make appointments in good time to make sure that they obey the law.
Andy Harrison firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01274 585803