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 Posted: Thu Oct 22nd, 2020 03:47 pm
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Wales firebreak: specialist testing services
https://gov.wales/coronavirus-firebreak-frequently-asked-questions
What this means for specialist testing customers
The firebreak does not affect our specialist testing services, including the IVA scheme.

We will continue to provide DVSA assessors to conduct specialist testing.

Thank you
source email received today

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jill00 wrote:
My original MOT date was back on 2nd june 2020, due to the covid extension its now 2nd december.

I thought that when i get my MOT in december in all the following years it will revert back to june again.

I thought it would go back to june, but my sister was in the same situation and had hers done last week instead of waiting and her renew date next year is now september instead of june like it has always been.

If they don`t revert it back to its original date, won`t the garages all over the country have no MOT work for half the year and then everyone else fighting to book a slot the rest of the year?


In hindsight makes perfect sense if they did what you outlined on the basis that nothing is free, which it is not :?

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 Posted: Mon Sep 21st, 2020 08:51 am
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good luck with it guy,sorry to vent my spleen on you but it seems im having to explain all this to a dozen different punters a day when i patiently try to explain why we cant do it RIGHT NOW!!!

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I did think there was going to be problems in the next few months just getting a booking, like you say you are doing double the amount of tests, i got mine booked in for tomorrow, try and beat some of the rush.

If the next few months are chaos, i guess the thing to do next year will be to go long before its actually due again, reset my date back to a quieter time.

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the extension kicked in at the busiest time of the year-march regs-and ended at the second busiest time-sept regs.we are now doing the extensions from a busy time along with the ones that would be keeping us busy to begin with.the ministry suggest we get folks in early etc etc,do more tests/staff etc but havent yet suggested how we justify all the above when it comes to a shuddering halt next april when most of us will see little but tumbleweed for the next few months along with the added bonus of laying off/shutting down this mythical staff/eqpmnt increase.all the above ignores basic stuff like the amount of smaller test stations/one man bands that went to the wall cos of the extension in the first place thus reducing capacity even further let alone actually repairing the ones that fail cos all your techs are tied up with testing the f***ing things in the first place and as a result all you can do is wave happily at the trade that drives out your door to go elsewhere.book early for xmas.....and yes,in case you hadnt guessed we as a trade are pretty pissed off with the whole affair.im not even gonna touch on the ministry running for cover and stopping all tests while WE were assured it was safe to continue and to get on with it....

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So, yes, my new date each year will be december and the MOT garages will have no work half the year until new cars need their first MOTs??

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yup,yup and yup and its happening now:shock:

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My original MOT date was back on 2nd june 2020, due to the covid extension its now 2nd december.

I thought that when i get my MOT in december in all the following years it will revert back to june again.

I thought it would go back to june, but my sister was in the same situation and had hers done last week instead of waiting and her renew date next year is now september instead of june like it has always been.

If they don`t revert it back to its original date, won`t the garages all over the country have no MOT work for half the year and then everyone else fighting to book a slot the rest of the year?

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