The government has granted car owners a six-month exemption from MOT testing. However, it won’t come in until Monday 30 March which means vehicles due a MOT before then must still take it. The exemption “will enable vital services such as deliveries to continue, frontline workers to get to work, and people get essential food and medicine,” the government said.
The exemption will apply to cars, motorcycles and vans, but the government warned that vehicles must be kept in a roadworthy condition. Garages will remain open for essential repair work while drivers will face prosecution if they’re caught driving unsafe vehicles.