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22nd June 2020:  NL update


This is an interim update to changes that the DVSA have announced over the last few days. Our July Newsletter will be out early next month and covers aspects of how Covid has affected driving and things we should be considering as we return to work.


(19th June 2020)


COVID-19: Heavy vehicle testing to restart

From 4 July, we are restarting testing for heavy vehicles.

We have issued a 3-month exemption for vehicles due to be tested in June and will issue further exemptions for July tests.

This will help us manage demand as we resume testing.

How does the exemption work?

The exemptions will be applied automatically.

You can use the MOT history service to check the expiry dates for your vehicles.

In August, vehicles which have already received an exemption will need a test. All other vehicles due for a test in August will receive a 3-month exemption. When those exemptions expire, vehicles will need to be brought in for test.

Can I get my vehicle tested?

We are working with ATFs to resume testing from 4 July and will be increasing the availability of testers over the coming months, in line with social distancing and the latest Government guidance.

ADR inspections will also be available from 4 July. Vehicle operators carrying dangerous goods who do not book an annual test should apply for a waiver, if they want their annual test and ADR inspection expiry dates to occur at the same time.

We will not be able to restart testing at some of our sites in Scotland immediately. Further information will be provided to those ATFs.

Next steps

Further information about our plans for testing will be provided.

         (22nd June 2020)

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  (22nd June 2020)


Heavy vehicle testing: vehicle test exemptions

We recently sent you an email alert concerning the restart of testing for heavy vehicles.

The table below, which we’ve published on GOV.UK, confirms when vehicles with exemptions will be due for test.

Month MOT was originally due

Date your vehicle must pass its MOT by


March 2020

30 September 2020

Your vehicle has been given two 3-month exemptions

April 2020

31 October 2020

Your vehicle has been given two 3-month exemptions

May 2020

31 August 2020

Your vehicle will get one 3-month exemption

June 2020

30 September 2020

Your vehicle will get one 3-month exemption

July 2020

31 October 2020

Your vehicle will get one 3-month exemption

August 2020

30 November 2020

Your vehicle will get one 3-month exemption