NHS and health and social care workers are being encouraged to apply for free parking.
They are being to encouraged via their employers for a new Government digital parking permit so that they can park for free with no time limits when undertaking official duties.
The paper-based permits for the NHS staff, health, social care and NHS volunteer responders will be downloadable and must be displayed in the windscreen of their car.
Passes will be made available through NHS Trusts, local authorities responsible for social care and the Royal Volunteering Society.
On June 15th parking charges in Melton Borough Council car parks will be reintroduced after a pause due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Leader of the Council, Cllr Joe Orson said: “We have waived all parking fees for over two months but we feel that, with the gradual easing of lockdown, now is the appropriate time for them to be reintroduced. We hope that residents will understand that while we have done our best to support their essential journeys by introducing free parking during the lockdown until now, the resulting loss of income will have long term impacts on the Council’s finances and our ability to sustain the services we deliver to our residents”.
At this time it continues to be important to make parking as easy as possible for NHS and health and social care workers who need to use their cars for work purposes. I’d encourage workers who think they are eligible to speak to their employers straight away so that they can make use of the free parking available to them.