Your lorry, bus or trailer will be exempt from needing an MOT for 3 months from 21 March 2020. You might need to apply for this, depending on your vehicle.
All lorry, bus or trailer annual tests (MOT) have been suspended from 21 March 2020 for 3 months because of the outbreak.
What you need to do
In most cases, your vehicle or trailer will have been automatically issued a 3-month exemption, and you do not need to do anything.
You will not receive a paper exemption certificate. Instead, your MOT will be extended by 3 months from its current due date.
You can check your MOT history to see when you have been issued an exemption. It will not be updated straight away so you should check back if the date your MOT is now due has not been updated yet.
If your tax is due, you can tax your vehicle straight away.
Vehicle types that you need to apply for
You need to apply for an exemption if your vehicle fits into one of these categories:
- any vehicle that needs a first MOT (annual test) before 31 March 2020
- a vehicle or trailer returning to service where the test certificate expired before March 2020
- a vehicle needing a dangerous goods (ADR) test before 31 March 2020
How you apply depends on which category your vehicle fits in.
Check the MOT history of a vehicle if you do not know when its MOT expiry date is. You cannot use this service if your vehicle has not had an MOT before.
Quoted from Gov.uk. For more information: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-mots-for-lorries-buses-and-trailers