The Drive and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has introduced a transition period of 3 months for new or different AEs (authorised examiners) taking ownership of a currently authorised VTS (vehicle testing station) to get mandatory connected equipment installed.
This means that new equipment won't need to be installed in the VTS the day it reopens so gives you time to set it up.
Currently, only roller brake testers need to be able to connect to the MOT testing system.
Decelerometers will need to be connectable from 1 February 2020 with other items following shortly afterwards.
If mandatory connected equipment is not in use after 3 months from the date the garage opened, the site will have to stop testing.