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Is the MOT extension only applicable to people vulnerable or self-isolating?

I have heard conflicting information on MOTs in that the six-month exemption only applies to those people with Coronavirus or those self-isolating. I am not in that category and I had a service and MOT already booked for 20 April so should I still take my car (assuming the garage will still be open)?

Asked on 3 April 2020 by Nick Chatterley

Answered by Dan Powell
The MoT extension is designed to protect people who are self-isolating or deemed to be at increased risk of the coronavirus by keeping them at home (and not travelling to have their car MoT tested). However, that said, it applies to all cars and vans - this means your MoT should be automatically extended as the deadline approaches.

But this ends on 1 August 2020. If your MoT is due before 1 August 2020, you don't have to do anything. The MoT will automatically be renewed for six months. This means that if your car or van's MoT expires on 31 July, it doesn’t legally have to be MoT tested until January 2021. After that, though, mandatory MoT testing will return.

You can find all of our most recent MoT advice and news regarding coronavirus here: www.honestjohn.co.uk/news/coronavirus/2020-06/mot-...t
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