NHS and social care workers will be able to park for free in council-run car parks, government and council leaders confirmed today.

Cllr Julian Bell, Chair of London Councils’ Transport and Environment Committee, said:

“Having already agreed a flexible approach to parking enforcement to help key workers across the capital, boroughs are pleased to say that London’s NHS staff and social care workforce will be able to park their cars for free in council parking locations.

“To protect parking for key workers and keep London’s roads moving, government also confirmed today that some essential parking enforcement must continue and therefore council enforcement staff should be out on the streets where necessary, while practicing social distancing. Essential enforcement also includes ensuring that access for emergency vehicles such as ambulances and fire appliances is maintained.

“We need cooperation from the public to achieve this and would ask that our enforcement officers are treated with respect while carrying out this difficult work.”