DVSA issues MOT guidance

DVSA issues MOT guidance

The DVSA has released MOT guidance following the Government’s announcement of new national restrictions from Thursday 5 November, to reduce the spread of coronavirus. 

Vehicle testing 

The national restrictions will not affect the DVSA’s heavy vehicle testing service and ATFs will be able to remain open.

The DVSA can continue to provide the vehicle standards assessors needed to test heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) and public service vehicles (PSVs) safely.

Vehicles or trailers should only be booked in for tests close to its MOT due date. This will aim to ensure that vehicles and trailers which legally need a test can get one.

The regular maintenance and inspection schedule for vehicles and trailers should still continue to be managed. This is a legal requirement under the operator’s licence.

Vocational theory tests 

Vocational theory tests will be affected during the national restrictions in England. All theory tests will be suspended from Thursday 5 November and restart on Wednesday 2 December 2020.

The DVSA will be emailing everyone with a test booked in England to let them know their test has been put on hold and they will need to reschedule it here.

Driver CPC courses can continue during these dates if they are delivered online, however, all face-to-face CPC courses will be suspended until Wednesday 2 December.

Enforcement activity

The DVSA will continue its enforcement work to protect people from unsafe drivers and vehicles on the roads. It will also continue to work remotely to support drivers and operators to follow guidance and legislation and, where appropriate, improve their driver and vehicle standards.

Information on the new national restrictions to control the spread of coronavirus can be read on the Government website.

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