**UPDATE** New rules on MOT testing for light vehicles | Norfolk & Suffolk | Desira Group

6 Month MOT Exemptions Will Be Ending on 1st August 2020

The Department for Transportation have announced that the 6 Month MOT exemption for cars, vans and motorcycles that was introduced during the COVID-19 outbreak, will end on the 1st August.

If your MOT has been extended, we recommend that where possible you keep as close to your original MOT as allowed. This is to ensure that your car is road worthy and to avoid not being able to book your MOT, due to the increased number of vehicle owners that will need to book an MOT from the 1st August.


You should not take your vehicle for its MOT if either:

  • you’re self-isolating as you or someone you live with has coronavirus symptoms
  • you’re being advised to shield as you are extremely vulnerable from coronavirus