COVID-19 compliance scheme launched by IGA

Published:  21 May, 2020

The IGA is adding to the argument against continuing the MOT extension by launching a COVID-19 compliance certification scheme for garages, which will be made available to IGA members from June.

The scheme is based on the government’s safe working guidelines to prevent coronavirus transmission. Th IGA intends that it will support the argument for overturning the six-month MOT extension by providing evidence that garages are safe places for consumers to visit.

 “The IGA is committed to supporting independent garages, so these audits will be offered at no cost to members and carried out by the IGA’s own resources,” said IGA Chief Executive Stuart James.

 “If members need guidance on how to minimise the possibility of spreading the virus to people on their premises, this audit will position them to be compliant within Government guidelines. Certification will be included, so garages can display this to customers and create a level of assurance that the environment is safe.

Stuart added: “The IGA is working extremely hard to provide evidence that independent garages have prepared their premises to be safe for customers, so that the MOT extension can be stopped. Our aim is to support the Government and meet their requirements to bring back the MOT, which will assist with the UK’s economic recovery.”

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