Islanders who are due to take their cars to the garage for an MOT from 30th March have been granted a 6-month extension – meaning no vehicle will need to be tested until at least the end of September.
The Department for Transport has announced the news this morning (Wednesday) in response to the coronavirus crisis.
Motorists are being reminded that they must still keep their cars in a roadworthy condition. Garages have been permitted to stay open to facilitate repair works.
The same rules apply to vans and motorcycles.
If your vehicle needs an MOT before 30th March you will still need to obtain a test.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said:
“We must ensure those on the frontline of helping the nation combat COVID19 are able to do so. Allowing this temporary exemption from vehicle testing will enable vital services such as deliveries to continue, frontline workers to get to work, and people get essential food and medicine. Safety is key, which is why garages will remain open for essential repair work.”
HGVs and Public Service Vehicles were given a 3-month extension earlier this month.