The government have announced today that any MOT due on or after the 30th March 2020 will be granted an extension of 6 Months.
The example provided by the government is as below.
Your vehicle’s MOT was due to expire on 3 April 2020.
This will automatically be extended to 3 October 2020.
You will need to get your MOT by this date."
Using the MOT History Check (https://www.gov.uk/check-mot-history) you will be able to view your new MOT date. As noted on the .gov site this is not yet showing on all vehicles so you will need to check this periodically. You will not be receiving any paper notification of the date change.
This DOES also apply to cars due there first MOT.
Any car with an MOT date before the 29th does still require to have an MOT before its current MOT expires and any car with a failed MOT will require re-testing.
Please ensure any vehicle you are driving is safe and road worthy.
All details above taken from .gov - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-mots-for-cars-vans-and-motorcycles-due-from-30-march-2020