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Free parking for Gloucestershire’s NHS and social care workers

Published
27.03.2020

Gloucestershire County Council has made free parking available to support health and social care workers as they provide vital services to communities during the Covid-19 outbreak.

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A free shuttle bus service has also been laid on for staff going to and from the county’s two main hospitals.

The council’s parking officers will continue to be out and about to ensure certain safety measures are being adhered to, including yellow lines (single and double), loading bays, taxi ranks, bus stops and blue badge bays in urban areas.

Parking Officers will continue to enforce these restrictions in the normal way, to ensure emergency services are not stopped from gaining access to those who need their help, as well as allowing public transport and the vulnerable to access town centres. Officers will be following the guidelines on social distancing.  

Cllr Dave Norman, cabinet member responsible for parking, said: “We are absolutely committed to doing all we can to support those caring for the sick and vulnerable and feel providing free parking for those on the front line, is the least we can do.

“I would urge everyone to continue to park legally, considerately and safely. Many of our parking restrictions are there for the safety and protection of pedestrians road users and vulnerable people. Those who seek to abuse this show of solidarity will be dealt with accordingly.”

 

 

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