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Added: 25 March 2020

Is your Car due an MOT after March 2020?

With recent closures of many business' due to the unprecedented circumstances regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the DVLA have announced that from March 2020, any MOT due will have a 6 month extension to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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The DVLA have stated that although you have an extension, you should still make sure your vehicle is safe to drive. Read more, here.

What do you need to do?

Nothing. If you're MOT is due after March 30th, you will automatically have a 6 month extension.

What do you do if your Vehicle is due an MOT before 30 March 2020?

If your MOT runs out while you’re staying at home because you or someone you live with has symptoms of coronavirus (self-isolation), you should book an MOT test after your period of self-isolation is over.

The Department for Transport (DfT) is working with insurers and the police to make sure you are not unfairly penalised for not being able to get an MOT.

If you do not have symptoms of COVID-19, the DVLA are telling drivers they must get their Vehicle MOT'd, and MOT Centres will remain open. Read more, here.

My Vehicle is due its first ever MOT after March 30 2020, what do I do?

The DVLA are telling drivers, whether its their first MOT or one of many, that they will have a 6 month extension from the date their MOT is due.

If your first MOT was due before 30 March 2020 and your vehicle did not pass

Your vehicle will not get an extension to its MOT due date.

Your vehicle will need to pass an MOT before you can drive it again.

The government is allowing MOT centres and garages to remain open. So you can still get an MOT if you need your vehicle:

  • to shop for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
  • for any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • to travel to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home

Read the full guidance on staying at home and away from others.