DVSA has today (28 May 2020) announced that vehicles with an annual test that expires in June 2020 will be granted an automatic 3-month extension.
Whilst DVSA has confirmed that they are working towards resuming annual testing of heavy vehicles in June 2020, the actual date that testing will resume and further details of the plans – including how testing can be carried out safely and how DVSA intend to deal with the projected shortfall in testing capacity compared with the demand for tests over the coming months – are yet to be announced.
In the meantime, all vehicles with an annual test due to expire in June 2020 will benefit from a 3-month extension of the MOT. This includes vehicles that were originally granted certificates of exemption in March 2020.
Operators do not need to do anything to obtain the extension – it should be applied automatically – but can check whether the extension has been applied, and the new MOT expiry date, using the MOT history service here. Operators should also update their forward planning systems accordingly.
DVSA remain in discussions with the trade associations regarding the resumption of annual testing and options for increasing testing capacity. Further announcements are therefore expected in due course.
For further information, contact the Regulatory team on 01254 828300 or firstname.lastname@example.org