DVSA has announced that lorry and trailer roadworthiness tests will be available to book from Saturday 4 July.

The deadline to get a test done depends on when the MOT was originally due.

Officials have announced that lorries and trailers have been given a three-month exemption from needing an MOT as tests were suspended because of COVID-19.

This means that the deadline to get your MOT has changed.

How the exemptions work
Your lorry or trailer will automatically get a three-month exemption from the date it was first due.

If first due in March or April – granted two 3-month exemptions (effectively six months)
If first due in May, June, July or August – granted one 3-month exemption

You won’t receive a paper exemption certificate.

What you need to do
This table shows the date your vehicle must pass its MOT by, based on when it was originally due.

Check your lorry or trailer’s MOT history to see when the exemption has been applied. This will usually be done at the start of the month the MOT was originally due to expire in.

Be prepared – booking a slot could prove difficult at first
We urge you to anticipate a reduced capacity when testing resumes and be prepared that you might not get a slot straight away.

It’s worth noting that DVSA has a test backlog of more than 100,000.

Source: RHA