From Wednesday 2 December, England moved to a local restriction tier system. This means that a series of restrictive measures will be in place to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Local restriction tiers will be reviewed every 14 days, with the first review on 16 December.

What this means for MOT garages

MOT garages can remain open across all tiers in England. To help ensure MOT testing can be conducted safely, please read this guidance for MOT testers about operating safely during coronavirus.

Across all tiers, testers and DVSA staff must wear a face covering in communal areas indoors eg: reception and retail areas. There are some exemptions from wearing a face covering. DVSA’s MOT approvals and enforcement work will also continue.

A vehicle needs to have a valid MOT if it is being used, except for the journey to a pre-booked MOT.

You can find out more about the restrictions in your area, or an area you plan to visit, on GOV.UK.