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Parking pass and concessions update

The free parking concession for NHS, care workers and teachers ended on Monday 31 May 2021. Staff and volunteers of these sectors now need to pay and display or have a valid permit.

The government emergency parking pass ended on Monday 21 June 2021. 

View Coronavirus (COVID-19): health, care and volunteer workers parking pass and concessions (GOV.UK)


Parking management is an important public service, which provides benefits to motorists and the wider community. Those benefits include reducing congestion, maintaining road safety, improving air quality, whilst helping to ensure access to goods and services. This is extremely important, particularly for health and other key workers, as Richmond Council aims to keep the borough moving and providing essential services at this challenging time.

Parking enforcement

The Council’s parking and enforcement operations have now returned to normal with the concessions for Key Workers remaining in effect for the sectors mentioned below.

Parking permits

The quickest way to apply for a permit is online. There may be delays in processing postal applications and scratchcard requests, and in-person appointments will only be made if necessary.

Public transport

Public transport services have been returning to pre-COVID-19 frequencies but passengers must comply with any requirements as set out on GOV.UK. Train passengers are advised to check timetables as these are subject to ongoing changes.

Consider walking or cycling

Where social distancing is required on public transport, please consider walking or cycling for all or part of your journey if you can, including to complete your journey if travelling into central London.

Updated: 27 August 2021