Designated COVID-19 key workers can now park free of charge in selected council-owned car parks whilst carrying out their key tasks.

NHS workers can park for free now in any Cheltenham Borough Council car park, by following the government advice about displaying identification in their car window and staff working in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have been allocated designated parking.

Any key worker (as currently defined by the UK government) can apply for a permit to park for free in one of five car parks allocated by the council: Coronation Square, St George's Road, Commercial Street, Rodney Road and Sherborne Place.
To apply, visit www.cheltenham.gov.uk/key-worker-parking and ensure that the online form is completed with full details.

Cllr Andrew McKinlay, cabinet member for development and safety, said: “We are working with our key delivery partners to do all we can to help the response to this unprecedented health crisis. We hope that this offer of free parking for key workers will reduce some of the pressure and make life just a little easier for them at this difficult time.”

Anyone applying for a permit is asked to read the terms and conditions on the council’s website before clicking the 'save and continue' button at the bottom of the page.
Requests for permits will be processed and email confirmations sent out as a priority.

For further information about the work the council is doing in the community and for businesses, please see its new dedicated webpages: www.cheltenham.gov.uk/coronavirus.

A community help hub has been set up to provide support to cope with the changes to lifestyles necessary to delay the spread of Covid-19. Anyone in Gloucestershire who needs help or wants to volunteer, is asked to go to www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/helphub or telephone 01452 583519.

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