OT: MOT exemption

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/vehicle-owners-to-be-granted-mot-exemption-in-battle-against-coronavirus
Vehicle owners will be granted a 6-month exemption from MOT testing, enabling them to continue to travel to work where this absolutely cannot be done from home, or shop for necessities.
All cars, vans and motorcycles which usually would require an MOT test will be exempted from needing a test from 30 March 2020. Vehicles must be kept in a roadworthy condition, and garages will remain open for essential repair work. Drivers can be prosecuted if driving unsafe vehicles.
Legislation will be introduced on 30 March 2020 and will come into immediate effect for 12 months, following a short consultation with key organisations. Drivers will still need to get their vehicle tested until the new regulations come into place, if they need to use it.
If you can’t get an MOT that’s due because you’re in self-isolation, the Department for Transport is working with insurers and the police to ensure people will not be negatively affected as a result of things that are out of their control.
Practical driving tests and annual testing for lorries, buses and coaches have been suspended for up to 3 months.
More information
Coronavirus (COVID-19): MOTs for cars, vans and motorcycles due before 30 March 2020
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-mots-for-cars-vans-and-motorcycles-due-before-30-march-2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19): MOTs for cars, vans and motorcycles due from 30 March 2020
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-mots-for-cars-vans-and-motorcycles-due-from-30-march-2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19): MOT centre and tester guidance
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-mot-centre-and-tester-guidance
Coronavirus (COVID-19): MOTs for lorries, buses and trailers
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-mots-for-lorries-buses-and-trailers
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Making it up as we go along comes to mind here. Brian
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Sure, but that’s inevitable with less important stuff like that with the shit hitting the fan regulatory wise so spectacularly.

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On 25/03/2020 17:19, Spike wrote:

So, the question is now,
Does a MOT qualify as a valid reason reason to leave the house? Assuming one believes the car to be roadworthy?
Or does it fall into non-essential so don't do it territory?
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On 25/03/2020 20:03, R D S wrote:

From what I have read on the gov.uk website, the "exemption" is actually an extension of an existing MOT or from the first MOT for a 3 year old car. Any car where the MOT has run out by the 30th will NOT be exempt - although it looks like missing MOTing it before then because you are self-isolating will be accepted and the extension will apply. So hard luck for anyone who has let the MOT lapse while they do some work on the car, but then needs it so they can stay off public transport - especially as I can see many of the MOT stations shutting down because they have too few cars to test and it becomes unviable.
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