COVID-19 Coronavirus: What to do if my MOT expires during isolation

With strict instructions in place  on self-isolation across the UK due to Coronavirus COVID-19, a new 6 month MOT due date extension has been set by the DVSA from 30 March 2020. MOT due dates for cars, motorcycles and light vans will be extended by 6 months. This is being done to help prevent the spread of coronavirus and now means you don't need to worry about arranging your vehicle's MOT until a later date.

What about if it expires before the 30th March?

There’s separate guidance about what to do if your MOT due date is up to and including 29 March 2020.

What you need to do

  • There's nothing you need to do to extend your vehicle’s MOT expiry date if it’s on or after 30 March 2020 as this will happen automatically.
  • You must ensure your vehicle is still safe to drive and roadworthy and in good condition.
  • If your vehicle requires repairs you should still take it to be repaired at your nearest garage.
  • Your vehicle will be automatically given a 6-month MOT exemption. This will extend your current MOT expiry date by 6 months.

Check your MOT date

What's not included

  • Your vehicle tax will not be extended and should be renewed in the normal way.
  • If at your vehicle's first MOT it did not pass you will not get an extension to its MOT due date.