VEHICLE owners will be granted a six-month MOT exemption.

Due to the current situation regarding coronavirus, all cars, vans and motorcycles which usually would require an MOT test will be exempt from needing a test from March 30, 2020.

This is to enabling them to continue to travel to work - where this absolutely cannot be done from home - or shop for necessities.

Vehicles must be kept in a roadworthy condition, and garages will remain open for essential repair work.

Drivers can be prosecuted if they drive unsafe vehicles.