Can I get an MOT in lockdown and are car garages open?

How to check when your car MOT is due

England is now back in a full national lockdown, unfortunately this means many businesses and schools are forced to close.

The lockdown is expected to last until the middle of February at the earliest, with government ministers warning it could be in place until March.

This third lockdown is similar to the original lockdown, however, some businesses are allowed to remain open this time, that weren’t back in March 2020.

Businesses providing essential goods and services can stay open, this includes places like supermarkets, building merchants, Laundrettes and dry cleaners.

It also includes petrol stations, automatic (but not manual) car washes, vehicle repair and MOT services, bicycle shops, and taxi and vehicle hire businesses.

Many garages learnt from the original lockdown and have now made their workplaces “covid-secure” meaning they should remain open for vehicle repairs and MOTs.

The guidance says that people will be able to leave their home to get an MOT, it says: “The majority of public services will continue and you will be able to leave home to visit them.

“These include getting an MOT, if you need to drive when lawfully leaving home.”

Here at Simply Serviced, we will remain open as usual for servicing and MOTs, ensuring we keep to the Covid-19 safety guidelines.

We provide car and van MOTs from £25 with a service, to book in your vehicle give us a call today on 01206 575777.


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