Reintroduction of mandatory MOT testing has been made, making it compulsory for UK motorists to book in their car, van or motorcycle before its MOT expires.
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Government placed a 6-month exemption from MOT testing in March with the purpose of minimising the spread of the virus. The policy reduced the number of drivers, mechanics, and support staff that have interaction in person. Additionally, it meant that more vehicles could be kept on the road legally, helping key workers travel to work without the worry of their vehicle failing its MOT.
As restrictions continued to ease, the Government felt it necessary to abolish MOT extensions and introduced compulsory MOT testing in England, Scotland and Wales on August 1st 2020. This means that any vehicle with an expiration date on/after August 1st 2020 will have no extension to its MOT due date.