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Healthcare staff exempt from parking charges in Stafford as fees re-introduced

By Thomas Parkes | Stafford | News | Published:

NHS staff and other healthcare workers will still be able to park for free in Stafford as charges are set to be re-introduced.

Stafford Borough Council

Chiefs at Stafford Borough Council made the move to support those going "above and beyond" when facing coronavirus.

It will mean workers – who display an official permit – will not pay the fees at council-run car parks when they return on June 15.

Councillor Frances Beatty, cabinet member for economic development and planning, said: "I am pleased we will still be offering free parking to those wonderful nurses, doctors and critical care workers who have been going above and beyond on the frontline helping to save lives during this terrible pandemic.

"As a local authority we are following government and the British Parking Association advice in relation to our plans to reintroduce parking charges and, of course, making sure we have the appropriate safe social distancing advice in place."

It will apply to NHS staff, health and social care workers and NHS Covid-19 volunteers.

Social distancing and other safety measures will also be introduced in a bid to keep motorists safe.

A full list of borough council run car parks and charges can be found at www.staffordbc.gov.uk/carparks

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
Trainee Reporter - @TParkes_Star

Trainee reporter at the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch at thomas.parkes@expressandstar.co.uk.

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