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From 30 March 2020, MOT due dates for cars, motorcycles and light vans are being extended by 6 months to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. The extension is automatic.
Cars failing their MOT before 30 March 2020 will not get the extension and will need to pass the MOT before they can be driven.
The government is still allowing MOT centres and garages to remain open and people can still get an MOT if the vehicle is needed to shop for basic necessities, for any medical need or for essential workers to travel to/from work when this absolutely cannot be done from home.
Garages can also be kept open for repairs as vehicles must still be safe to drive even with an MOT extension.
Clearly this is another threat to the income of any dealerships who are keeping their after-sales departments open. If you have any MOT failures, follow these up, especially for key workers. If you have inquiries about MOTs, encourage the person to still have their test on the due date if they need their car for the above reasons. If you work with insurance companies, actively pursue any available repair jobs.