In line with the approach across London, Royal Greenwich Council will operate a reduced parking enforcement service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our priority will be to keep roads open and safe and to protect parking space for healthcare workers, volunteers and people supporting those who are ill or self isolating.
As long as people park safely and considerately when helping those who are self isolating they will not receive a parking ticket.
Specific measures include:
- recognising the London Health Emergency Badge in all circumstances (not just emergencies)
- issuing temporary permits to healthcare and other key workers. NHS staff should contact firstname.lastname@example.org with their name and the registration number of their vehicle to request a permit
- increasing 'observation time' to ten minutes for waiting and loading. This includes allowing longer time for food and other essential deliveries to those in isolation, without the need to pay or display a visitor voucher
- on-street staff focussed on providing help and advice about where people can park
To keep the roads safe and accessible for key workers and essential deliveries, Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) can still be issued for contravention of restrictions on:
- single or double yellow lines
- loading bays
- keep clear (zig-zag) markings
- disabled bays
- bus stops
- any instances that are considered to be causing an obstruction
It is not acceptable to abuse council staff and any reports of this kind will be taken very seriously.
The council’s parking enforcement service does not remove or clamp vehicles.