Ordinarily, the absence of an up to date MOT certificate would create problems for any drivers’ claims. However, from 30th March 2020…
Drivers are being granted temporary MOT exemption – to enable vital services to continue and for frontline workers to continue to get to work and to get food and medicine, amidst the Corona Virus outbreak. This is in line with current policy and will be in place for six months.
- This exemption will apply to cars, motorcycles and vans, to enable drivers to carry out essential travel and will not impact the validity of your insurance.
- Vehicles must subsequently be kept in roadworthy condition and garages will remain open for essential repair work.
- Drivers can still be prosecuted for driving unsafe vehicles, so it is still important to maintain them.
If you can’t get an MOT that’s due because you’re in self-isolation, the Department for Transport is working with insurers and the police to ensure people not be negatively affected as a consequence – whilst this is out of individual control.
The government has set out guidelines for what constitutes essential travel, which must be adhered to…
-For work that can’t be done from home
-For essential food/ medical supplies
-For exercise once per day – alone or with members of your household
-For any medical need – to provide care or help
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