Our local heroes benefit from free parking during COVID-19

Published: 2 April 2020

Council House at night

Council House at night

Derby City Council last week announced that it would be offering all NHS workers and care workers free parking at some key locations near to the Royal Derby Hospital and London Road Hospitals during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Locations include:

  • Kings Drive
  • Manor Parkway
  • Northmead Drive
  • Southmead Drive
  • Keble Close

Free parking was also made available at all council parking locations across the city for care workers, whilst they carry out their duties.

Since the announcement, over 400 care workers have registered to park for free.

The offer was also extended to those residents who have signed up to become NHS Responder Volunteers.  1,000 parking permits have been made available to them, which allows them to park in all pay and display bays, as well as all residential parking zones, whilst helping vulnerable people.

The team have already received positive feedback from workers who are already benefiting from the free parking initiative.

Councillor Matthew Holmes, Deputy Leader of the Council said:

The Council really do appreciate the work of NHS, Social Care staff and our volunteer responders for all they are doing during the COVID-19 outbreak. This was one simple thing we could offer to make things easier for them during this extremely challenging period.  We wish all care workers, their families and colleagues all the best. We also want them to stay safe and to say thank you for everything they are doing."

The free parking scheme will end on 21 June 2021, in line with government guidance.

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