Before the six-month extension, my MOT was due to expire before 01st August 2020. Does the six-month exemption still apply?
On 29th June 2020, the Department for Transport (DfT) announced that mandatory MOT testing is to be reintroduced in the UK for cars, motorcycles and vans from 01st August 2020 in response to the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions that came into force in March 2020. This means that, if your existing MOT certificate was originally due to expire before 01st August, the six-month extension will still apply.
For example, if your MOT runs out on 31st July 2020, you technically have until the 31st January 2021 to get your vehicle tested. However, between MOTs, it remains your responsibility to ensure that your car is always roadworthy and property maintained, so as to not compromise your safety or that of other road users.
Please note that it is possible to voluntarily get your MOT carried out sooner, even if the six-month MOT exemption applies to your vehicle.
Updated on 29th June 2020