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Coronavirus parking for NHS, care and key workers

 A new website has been launched, www.nhs-freeparking.co.uk which supports the government’s COVID 19 free parking scheme for critical workers. Powered by Parkopedia and contributed to by Your Parking Space and JustPark, this website enables critical care workers to search for parking and to see what they need to do to confirm eligibility.

NHS workers and care workers

Following the announcement by Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, we are allowing NHS workers and care workers to park for free and without time limit in pay-to-park bays in Westminster until further notice.

If this applies to you, to enable our Marshals identify who should be granted this concession we ask that supporting evidence be placed in your windscreen, such as photocopies of your work pass with sensitive information removed, or a letter of evidence on headed paper from your employer.

Should you receive a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) whilst carrying out your critical work, please challenge this with supporting evidence in the normal way as per the advice on the PCN and your challenge will be considered sympathetically.

Other key workers

As the lockdown is eased it will no longer be possible to continue offering free parking dispensation to all key workers entering the city. 

It is vital we continue to offer priority parking to those health care workers and volunteers who are responding to the coronavirus and keeping the public safe. NHS staff and volunteers will continue to receive free parking until further notice.

We have offered a wide range of concessionary parking to different sectors over the lockdown period and these are now being reviewed as measures are gradually relaxed.  We will contact you to notify you when your dispensation is set to expire.

Last updated: 21 May 2020