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Free parking permits for NHS workers, social care staff, key workers and volunteers

08 April 2020

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Nottinghamshire County Council and all Nottinghamshire district and borough councils have launched a free parking permit for NHS and social care workers.

The permits allow eligible staff to park for an unlimited time on single yellow lines, in residents parking areas, limited waiting bays, or council-owned car parks.

The new permit scheme recognises that NHS and social care staff are doing vitally important work to support the most vulnerable in our society during this unprecedented emergency. Many are relying on cars to get them to and from work, to minimise the spread of infection, and are working long hours.

As well as NHS staff and social care workers, the new council permit scheme is being extended to anyone providing direct support helping unwell and vulnerable people in their communities, including emergency service workers, community volunteers, frontline transport workers, and local authority staff.

The new permits are ‘virtual’, which means there is no need to display anything in vehicles. Instead, vehicle registrations will be logged using a secure digital system, marking them as exempt.

Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Communities and Place Committee, said: “I’d like to thank everyone in Nottinghamshire doing such important work, including NHS staff, social care workers, volunteers and others who are doing their bit to battle the coronavirus and the impact it is having.

“We need to do whatever we can to make their lives easier, and I don’t want worries about parking to be a barrier to the vitally important jobs they are doing.

“I’m pleased that these new permits will be offered to anyone who is out there helping unwell or vulnerable people. It’s heartening to see how our communities are pulling together to help those who need it most.”

Eligible people can apply for a permit online: https://secure.mipermit.com/Nottinghamshire

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