Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Do not meet others, even friends or family.

You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

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  1. Coronavirus: MOTs due from 30 March 2020

    Your car, van or motorcycle’s MOT expiry date will be extended by 6 months if it’s due on or after 30 March 2020 - but you must keep your vehicle safe to drive.

  2. Coronavirus: MOTs for lorries, buses and trailers

    Your lorry, bus or trailer will be exempt from needing an MOT for 3 months from 21 March 2020.

  3. Check the MOT status of a vehicle

    Find out the MOT test status of a vehicle - check the date of the MOT test and the expiry date of an MOT test pass.…

  4. Check the MOT history of a vehicle

    Check the MOT history of a vehicle from 2005 onwards, including if it passed or failed, its mileage and why it failed

  5. Getting an MOT

    When you need an MOT for your vehicle, what it costs, what happens if your vehicle fails, and how to get mistakes on the MOT certificate fixed.

  6. Replace a lost or damaged MOT certificate

    Get a replacement MOT certificate online if yours is lost or damaged - what you’ll need, other ways to apply, what it costs

  7. Car parts checked at an MOT

    A guide about the main things that will be checked when you take your car for an MOT test.

  8. Motorcycle parts checked at an MOT

    The main things that will be checked when you take your motorcycle for an MOT test.

  9. Coronavirus: MOTs due up to 29 March 2020

    What to do if your car, van or motorcycle’s MOT expiry date was on or before 29 March 2020.…

  10. Vehicle owners to be granted MOT exemption in battle against coronavirus

    Temporary exemption will enable vital services to continue, frontline workers to get to work, and people to get essential food and medicine during the COVID-19 outbreak.

  11. Coronavirus: MOT centre and tester guidance

    Guidance on providing MOT tests during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including how to limit the spread of coronavirus.…

  12. Record MOT test results

    Use the MOT testing service to record MOT test results, update your examiner details, and check and buy MOT slots

  13. Get MOT reminders

    Sign up to get free reminders by text message or email a month before your MOT is due

  14. MOT and vehicle tests

    List of information about MOT and vehicle testing.

  15. Report a vehicle with no MOT

    Contact the police to report a vehicle with no MOT - you need the vehicle's number plate, make, model and colour.

  16. Get and check an MOT

    Services and information to get an MOT and check an MOT history.

  17. MOT inspection manual: cars and passenger vehicles

    Inspection processes and rules for car, private bus and light commercial vehicle (class 3, 4, 5 and 7 vehicle) MOT tests.

  18. Driving tests and MOTs for heavy vehicles suspended for up to 3 months to help tackle spread of coronavirus

    Driving tests are suspended for up to 3 months except for critical workers, and MOTs for lorries, buses and trailers are also suspended for up to 3 months.

  19. Get vehicle information from DVLA

    Check a vehicle's details, tax and SORN status and expiry dates on the Driver Vehicle and Licensing Agency (DVLA) database - online and telephone enquiries

  20. Historic (classic) vehicles: MOT and vehicle tax

    Vehicle tax exemptions for vehicles built before 1979, and MOT exemptions for vehicles built before 1960