As at 6 January 2021 critical key workers, as defined below, are able to continue parking for free in our Pay and Display car parks and on-street parking bays while on work purposes when displaying the Critical Care Government pass. Charges are still in force in all council car parks.
Key workers include the following:
- NHS staff;
- Health and social care workers;
- NHS Covid-19 volunteers.
We await confirmation from the government on when the critical care worker key worker pass will expire.
Our enforcement team have been instructed to issue a PCN if in doubt, as a few people are generally abusing this concession. The appeals team will then seek evidence accordingly.
N.B. All car parks are currently open, except for Victoria Road, which is being used as a Covid-19 testing centre.