ALL council-owned car parks are now free to all health care workers, social care workers, NHS volunteers and other key workers responding to and providing essential services to tackle the Coronavirus crisis.

Cheshire West and Chester Council has made all of its car parks free of charge to people seen as key workers in fighting the pandemic, as a sign of gratitude and support.

Cllr Karen Shore, deputy leader and cabinet member, environment, highways and strategic transport, said: “It can’t be said enough how much we want to thank all of the NHS staff tackling Coronavirus on behalf of the whole country. In addition these key workers will also benefit from free unrestricted parking in on-street waiting and residents bays.

“The parking permits will remain in place whilst there is need for assistance to be provided to those on the frontline during the COVID-19 outbreak.”

To access this offer the council is contacting organisations to provide parking permits to be displayed in the vehicles of qualifying workers. Organisations can also obtain permits for their key worker staff by e-mailing the council’s parking team on: