My MOT is due tomorrow 🥴I have mildCOPD, aged70. I use my car to drive to isolated places so that I can have a short walk. Worried because the virus lives on plastic and steel for several days!?!
MOT: My MOT is due tomorrow 🥴I have... - British Lung Foun...
On the news yesterday regarding MOT :
link to .gov gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus...
Your car must be road worthy and properly maintained of course.
Phone the garage of your concerns protecting the interior.
When you pick the car up you can wear gloves, mask whatever makes you feel safer, take straight to the car wash for outside cleaning. Leave the car to stand for 3 days once home. Wash all your clothes dispose of gloves etc.
Just follow all the precautions.
It has been said that driving somewhere in order to have a walk should not be done as it is not classed as an essential journey. I know that in some areas police officers are stopping people out in their cars and questioning their reason. Hope you might be able to walk safely directly from your home.
Saw your post and commented on it. Think police are taking too literally, though took HappyJo's point about protecting the NHS. To take CPDO's point, there is an exemption for medical reasons - it could be argued that someone with a condition which, if worse, would have led them to shield, might be safer taking their exercise in a more isolated place, even if they had to drive there. Otherwise, people such as us with these conditions might feel we had to shield ourselves as well, which would probably double the number shielding and increase the pressure on delivery services and volunteers.
I would be interested to know the scientific and medical basis for advising people not to travel for exercise by private vehicle to more isolated areas