The DVLA has answered a question posed by motorists all over the country in light of the coronavirus pandemic: can I still take my car for an MOT?
The DVLA has now confirmed that if your car MOT is due on or after 30 March 2020, it will automatically receive a 6-month exemption, extending your current expiry date by exactly 6 months. However, as before, it will remain your responsibility to ensure your car is maintained in a legally roadworthy condition and you can still be penalised for failing to do so.
If you are affected by this change, you don’t need to do anything but you can check your MOT history to check whether your exemption has been issued.
If your car was due its MOT prior to 30 March 2020 but failed, you will not be given an exemption and must still pass the MOT before returning your car to the road. You can still take your car to a garage for an MOT inspection during the lockdown if it is essential for tasks such as shopping, work or a medical need.
For more information on how the new DVLA changes affect you, visit the gov.uk website.