Owners of cars and vans have been granted a six-month exemption from MOT testing due to the coronavirus outbreak. Read our article on the Coronavirus MOT exemptions in full here...
The Department for Transport (DfT) has offered a grace period to allow key workers to continue with their essential travel. The transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, said: “We have to ensure that those on the frontline of helping the nation combat COVID-19 continue to be able to do so. This temporary exemption from vehicle testing enables vital services such as food deliveries to continue, frontline workers can get to work, and people can still get essential food or medicine.”
Despite the extra six months, vehicles must still be kept in a roadworthy condition and drivers will be prosecuted if their cars are driven in an unsafe condition. Government advice says that motorists must stay at home unless they are leaving the house for food, health reasons, to care for a vulnerable person or to do work that cannot be achieved at home. Essential travel does not include visits to second homes, travelling to campsites, caravan parks or similar, no matter if it is for the purpose of isolation or a holiday. Failure to follow these rules will put additional pressure on services.
If you have an MOT that would be due during the period of coronavirus restrictions, you will be able to arrange for it to be done at our MOT Ellesmere Port testing centre once the restrictions have been lifted.
Car Clinic MOT Centre & Car Garage Ellesmere Port is currently closed until Monday 27th April in the interests of the health, safety and well-being of our staff and customers. We will be back as soon as the Coronavirus restrictions have been relaxed. Please continue to check our Facebook page for updates, as we will be staying connected with our valued customers. Look after one another, we will see you soon.