In Great Britain, MOTs due between 30th March 2020 and 31st July 2020 on cars, LGVs and motorcycles had been extended for six months. MOT testing resumed as normal where the MOT is due from 1st August 2020 onwards. Following the latest restrictions in England, Scotland and Wales in December 2020, garages providing MOT services can remain open, so MOT testing continues as normal. As no more extensions are being granted your vehicle must have a valid MOT if it is over three years old.
In Northern Ireland, MOTs had been suspended with the authorities issuing Temporary Exemption Certificates (TECs). Testing resumed for some vehicles from 1st September 2020 and the intention is that testing will resume for all other vehicles once testing centre capacity increases. Full details are at:https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/services/book-motvehicle-test-online.
Whilst policyholders will not be penalised where a MOT has been legitimately delayed, there remains an obligation to maintain vehicles in a roadworthy condition.