Beat the rush on MOT testing 

As Government announces that mandatory MOT testing is to be reintroduced from 1 August 2020, the BVRLA is encouraging members to get tests booked in now to avoid the backlog. 

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, drivers were granted a six-month exemption from MOT testing in March to help slow the spread of the virus. However, as restrictions are eased, all drivers whose car, motorcycle or van is due for an MOT test from 1 August will be required to get a test certificate to continue driving their vehicle.  

Drivers with an MOT due date before 1 August will still receive a six-month exemption from testing and Government guidance on MOT testing has been updated to reflect this announcement.  

According to the Department for Transport, over 90% of garages are open across the country and testing capacity has reached 70% of normal levels and is steadily increasing.