It has now been confirmed by the UK government that vehicles will not require an MOT (if expiring after 30th March 2020). This six-month exemption allows vital services to continue with essential travel during the COVID-19 crisis.
If your vehicle’s MOT expires after 30th March 2020, you will not require one to drive legally on the road for a period of 6 months.
The ruling comes with guidance for each vehicle owner that each vehicle on the road must be kept in a roadworthy condition. Drivers can still be prosecuted if driving unsafe vehicles.
The Department for Transport is working with insurers and the police to ensure people are not unfairly penalised for things out of their control.