The Covid 19 parking pass – based on an agreement between the LGA and Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) – provided evidence of entitlement to free parking for those on duty as an NHS staff member, health or social care worker, or NHS Volunteer Responder. The paper passes were originally intended for temporary use during the Covid-19 emergency response period which has proven to be longer than anticipated. The publication of the government’s roadmap for the lifting of Covid 19 restrictions presents an opportunity to begin the phased withdrawal of the Covid 19 parking pass.
The anticipated increase in mobility as restrictions are eased is expected to result in an increase in demand for parking at many locations. This means that it is not sustainable for many local authorities to continue to allow unregulated free parking to continue. We are therefore withdrawing from the current scheme and will no longer be accepting the paper passes from May 17th.