Free parking permits for key workers and volunteers
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 people to park for an unlimited time on single yellow lines, in residents parking areas, limited waiting bays, or council-owned car parks.
Who is eligible?
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.
How does it work?
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.