North East Lincolnshire Council has suspended charges and time restrictions for key workers on all council car parks and on-street council parking bays to help frontline workers and volunteers during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The fees have been waived to show support for key workers at this time – including staff from the NHS, social care and other essential services – to help them carry on their important duties.
Following Government advice, all other residents are urged to continue staying at home if they are not carrying out essential work or travel.
Leader of North East Lincolnshire Council, Cllr Philip Jackson, said: “NHS staff and other frontline workers are doing a fantastic job, supporting the most vulnerable in our society under extremely challenging circumstances.
“As part of our support for them, we’ve introduced free parking in our council car parks and on-street bays to allow those essential workers and volunteers to carry out their vital duties without having to worry about paying to park.
“We will continue to monitor the situation and review the measures and national picture in three weeks.’’