COVID-19 MOT Exemptions


A temporary exemption on MOT Tests announced by the Government will allow key workers to continue with their jobs, as well as allowing people to make essential trips for food and medicine.

From the 30 March 2020, all vehicles with an MOT test expiring after the 30 March will be granted a 6-month extension on their MOT to allow key support workers to continue carrying out their essential role in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and the rest of us to make crucial trips for food and medical supplies. These important new rules are expected to apply for the next 12-months.

This announcement comes as many dealerships, including Quest Motor Group, have made the difficult but necessary decision to close to protect their staff, customers and communities. Vehicles must, however, remain in a roadworthy and safe condition.

While vehicles with an expired MOT will be allowed to continue driving on the road for 6-months from the date of expiry, we recommend getting your vehicle MOT tested as soon as possible to ensure your vehicle remains safe for you, your family and the general public.

If your MOT expires before 30 March, you must endeavour to have your MOT completed by it's expiry date for your vehicle to remain legally on the road.

To get your vehicle's MOT carried out as soon as possible, join our priority list for an MOT in Braintree and a member of our team will be in contact as soon as we reopen to get your vehicle booked in for its MOT.

Join the MOT Priority List

For any further information and any updates, please visit the website by clicking here.

Whilst we endeavour to provide the most up to date and accurate information on this page, it's your responsibility to ensure you're following the latest information from the government and your vehicle remains legal. We accept no responsibility for any fines or legal challenges you may face based on the information on this page. Please ensure you check the website for the latest updates.