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COVID-19 Parking and driving in the City

Date created: 6/25/2020
The Bank Junction restrictions are in force.
Expired Red or Blue Badges will be valid until 31 October. A Penalty Charge Notice will be issued to an expired badge from 1 November 2020. No warning notice will be issued. Red and Blue Badges must be in date from 1 November 2020.

Parking for essential front-line public service key workers

Parking concessions for key workers providing essential frontline public services during the Covid-19 pandemic such as those working in the NHS and carers ended on 31 August 2020. Free parking in car parks and in Pay & Display bays no longer applies. Please go to Car Parks in the Square Mile to find car park locations and charges.

Currently no cash payments can be taken in the City owned car parks (contactless only). Customers are asked to observe the social distancing rules.

Enforcement (penalty charge notice)

It is very important to comply with the parking restrictions for safety reasons and to prevent obstruction. A Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) will be issued to a vehicle parked in contravention of the regulations. 

If you receive a PCN (parking ticket) but you are a key worker or provide an essential public service, please write to the address on the parking ticket as soon as possible. Providing there is evidence to show that you were undertaking your duties and providing a vital service at the time the ticket was issued, we will consider cancelling it. 

Parking restrictions will be kept under review to ensure we continue to maintain safety on our streets, improve air quality and meet the needs of key workers and those working and living in the City.

Hospital, doctor, motorcycle, police and disabled bays

These bays are only for specific designated use.

Blue badge and red badge holders

Expired Red or Blue Badges will be valid until 31 October. A Penalty Charge Notice will be issued to an expired badge from 1 November 2020.  No warning notice will be issued. Badges must be in date from 1 November. Go to the Disabled Blue and Red Badge holders page for information on the schemes.

Bank on safety scheme

Restrictions at Bank Junction remain in place. Go to Bank Junction restrictions and penalties.

Beech Street zero emission zone

Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) are being issued to vehicles that are not eligible to drive along Beech Street. Go to Beech Street Zero Emissions Scheme.