The Scottish Motor Trade Association (SMTA) has warned that Trading Standards operatives will be checking up on car retail operations to ensure test drives are not illegally conducted during COVID-19 ‘Lockdown 3’.
The Scottish Government has confirmed legislation dictating there is “no legal obligation” for car retailers to wear face coverings will remain in place despite legislation changes coming into force from tomorrow.
Scottish car retailers will have to wait a further 11 days before re-opening their showrooms after Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon outlined phase two of COVID-19 lockdown easing north of the border.
The Scottish Motor Trade Association (SMTA) has said that the politics of COVID-19 North of the border will cost car dealers financially and result in disproportionate job losses across the UK's devolved regions.
The Retail Motor Industry Federation and Scottish Motor Trade Association will survey their members and the motor industry to assess the impact of the Government’s latest changes to road tax on the annual MOT test.
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