The government has granted car owners a six-month exemption from MOT testing and lorry owners a three-month extension.
This extension will come in on Monday 30 March which means vehicles due an MOT before then must still take it.
The exemption "will enable vital services such as deliveries to continue, frontline workers to get to work, and people get essential food and medicine," the government said.
Government warned that vehicles must be kept in a roadworthy condition. Garages will remain open for essential repair work while drivers will face prosecution if they're caught driving unsafe vehicles.
The Department for Transport said the move won't hit any insurance claims during the period because they will be effectively extending MOT certificates meaning they will remain valid for insurance purposes.