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If you or someone you live with has symptoms of coronavirus: -
If your MOT runs out while you’re staying at home because you or someone you live with has symptoms of coronavirus (self-isolation), you should book an MOT test after your period of self-isolation is over.
The Department for Transport (DfT) is working with insurers and the police to make sure you are not unfairly penalised for not being able to get an MOT.
If you are extremely vulnerable from coronavirus:-
You must not take your vehicle for its MOT if you’re extremely vulnerable from coronavirus.
DfT is working with insurers and the police to make sure you are not unfairly penalised for not being able to get an MOT.
If you’re not self-isolating:-
Book your MOT test at any open test centre if you’re not self-isolating.
MOT centres and garages are still allowed to stay open. If you’re not self-isolating or extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 you still need an MOT to make sure your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards.
If your vehicle tax runs out while you’re self-isolating:-
You need a valid MOT (unless your vehicle is exempt) to renew your vehicle tax.
You should register your vehicle as off the road (SORN) if both:
Your MOT and vehicle tax are both due to run out
You’re not able to get your vehicle tested because you’re self-isolating
When you no longer need to self-isolate:-
You must not drive your vehicle before you take it to its MOT.
Driving if your MOT has run out:-
You must not drive your vehicle on the road if the MOT has run out. You can be prosecuted if caught.
The only exceptions are if you are driving it:
to or from somewhere to be repaired
to a pre-arranged MOT test