COVID-19: MOTs due from 30 March 2020 will be extended by 6 months

COVID-19: MOTs due from 30 March 2020 will be extended by 6 months

Following an update from the government, if your car, motorcycle, light van or other light vehicle MOT expiry date is on or after Monday 20 March 2020, it will automatically be extended by 6 months.

The government’s website notes that you do not need to do anything for the extension to apply. However, you must keep your vehicle safe to drive. This includes checking a vehicle’s lights, brakes, windscreen, windows and mirrors before every use.

Vehicles must be kept in a roadworthy condition. Drivers can be prosecuted if driving unsafe vehicles. For the full information visit the government’s website, here

The temporary exemption has been put into place to enable vital services to continue, frontline workers to commute, and people to get essential supplies during the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus volunteers - notifying your insurance providers

In an additional bid to help motorists, The Association of British Insurers have noted there is no need to contact your car insurance provider if you are a volunteer helping the fight against coronavirus, as your cover will not be affected.

This includes NHS Volunteer Responders and others who are volunteering to help their communities during the coronavirus outbreak. For further information visit ABI’s website, here.

Remember, only travel if absolutely necessary.

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Please don’t hesitate to contact CLEAR if you would like to discuss this in more depth. As always, you can reach us on 0330 094 8740 or .

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