NEW RULES ON MOT TESTING FOR LIGHT VEHICLES

Due to the unfolding COVID-19 situation, cars and vans and motorcycles due their MOT from 30 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.

Here are the published guidance for garages.   https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-mot-centre-and-tester-g...

And here are 2 published guides for the public:

· guidance on MOTs due before 30 March       https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-mots-for-cars-vans-and-...

· guidance on MOTs due from 30 March          https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-mots-for-cars-vans-and-...

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.

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I'm Liam Bird, a freelance Motoring Writer based in the South Shropshire Marches. I currently write car reviews and road tests for a number of regional lifestyle magazines and newspapers which are distributed throughout Cheshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, most of Wales and beyond.

As a member of the Welsh Group of Motoring Writers I'm as happy behind the wheel of a super-mini as I am in the latest super-car. I have press accreditation with most of the major motor manufacturers, meaning that as well as always being on the look out for further commissions, I always have a number of cars arriving each month ready to review.

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