Testing stations may stay open and carry out MOTs on cars if they wish to do so, it has been revealed.
While the DVSA has now extended the MOT expiry date for cars, vans and motorcycles due from 30 March 2020, those that run-out before 30 March still require testing.
Vehicle owners who are not self-isolating may book an MOT at any test centre.
The DVSA advises owners of vehicles that have run out of MOT while in self-isolation to book an MOT test after their period of self-isolation is over.
Those who are extremely vulnerable from coronavirus must not take their vehicle for its MOT.
If a vehicle’s first MOT was due before 30 March 2020 and it did not pass, it won’t get an extension to its MOT due date.
Speaking to MOT Tester, head of MOT policy at the DVSA, Chris Price said car owners should only take their car for an MOT if it is the only vehicle available to them and its MOT is about to expire.
Households with another car which has a valid MOT available to them should use that instead.
It’s also been revealed that testing stations may carry-out tests “behind closed doors” in light of the current lockdown situation in the UK.
It means they do not have to allow customers into the viewing or reception areas as is usually required under the regulations.
In a bid to minimise contact, the DVSA’s requirement to provide paperwork is being waived if preferred by the MOT business.
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