Roadworthiness testing allocations begin this week
The process to allocate roadworthiness testing dates will begin on 4 July 2020.
Only sites approved by DVSA as being compliant with Covid-19 safety guidelines will be allocated test dates.
Some Authorised Testing Facilities will need modification to comply with DVSA Covid-19 safety standards before they will be allowed to allocate tests.
Initial allocations will be for July only. Further tests will be allocated in coming weeks and the planned testing dates are as follows, with the date your vehicle must pass its MOT by, based on the date it was originally due:
The deadline to get a test done depends on when the MOT was originally due.
Officials have announced that lorries and trailers have been given a three-month exemption from needing an MOT as tests were suspended because of COVID-19.
This means that the deadline to get your MOT has changed.
How the exemptions work
Your truck or trailer will automatically get a three-month exemption from the date it was first due.
If due in March or April – granted two 3-month exemptions (effectively six months)
If first due in May, June, July or August – granted one 3-month exemption
You won’t receive a paper exemption certificate.
What you need to do
This table shows the date your vehicle must pass its MOT by, based on when it was originally due.
Check your lorry or trailer’s MOT history to see when the exemption has been applied. This will usually be done at the start of the month the MOT was originally due to expire in.
Be prepared – booking a slot could prove difficult, as DVSA has a test backlog of more than 100,000.
We urge you to anticipate a reduced capacity when testing resumes and be prepared – you might not get a slot straight away.
More information is available here.