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A limited number of specialist vehicle approval tests are now taking place to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Vehicles critical to the coronavirus response are being booked in for checks and although many of those eligible include ambulances and emergency service vehicles, goods vehicles transporting food products, household essentials or medical supplies will fall into the ‘critical’ category.
This means that any caterers currently providing delivery services will be eligible for priority checks. Any of our members planning to convert vehicles for supplies will also fall into one of the six categories on the waiting list for testing. You need a vehicle approval test if you have:
- Built a vehicle
- Rebuilt a vehicle
- Radically altered a vehicle
- Imported a vehicle
If you were previously booked in for an approval test and it was cancelled in March because of coronavirus, you should receive an email with a time and date of when your test has been rebooked for (the new date may be around 3 months after your original date).
You can also apply for a priority IVA test before 22nd June 2020 and tests will be allocated on a priority basis. There are only limited spaces available for tests and depending on your vehicle you might need a full inspection, a partial inspection or alternatively, be required to send photo or video evidence.
How do I apply?
To apply for vehicle approval testing, simply download the Application for a Priority Examination Form here and email it to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency at [email protected]. *Please note that the majority of our members will fall into Category 2 or 6 when best describing your vehicle.
To discuss any of the above points or if you have any questions, please contact your NCASS Account Manager on 0300 124 6866 Monday -Thursday 9-5:30pm and Friday 9am – 5pm.