MOT testing: end to COVID-19 restrictions in England

Lorry at an ATF

MOT testing: end to COVID-19 restrictions in England

On 21 February 2022, the government confirmed that all COVID-19 restrictions in place in England will end on 24 February 2022.

Following the government’s decision, it will now be a personal choice for our examiners to wear a face covering. DVSA colleagues will also continue to follow the relevant rules of any site they are working in.

MOT certificates and viewing areas

The requirement to issue a paper VT20 pass certificate is optional. This was confirmed in our Special Notice 04-21.

We also advised garages to reopen their viewing areas and make sure noticeboards are displayed where they can easily be read by anyone submitting vehicles for test.

Further advice

The government is encouraging people to continue to follow public health advice to minimise the chance of catching COVID-19 and help protect everyone.

This includes letting fresh air in when meeting indoors, wearing a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you come into contact with people you don’t normally meet, and washing your hands.

You can find further advice about the removal of domestic restrictions in England on GOV.UK.

Thank you

We want to thank you for continuing to take the necessary action to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, protect our colleagues and keep the country’s vehicles safe to drive.

We know this has been a very challenging period for you and your customers.