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On-street parking enforcement continuing through lockdown

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Posted on: 9 November 2020

Devon County Council has confirmed its on-street parking enforcement will continue through the latest lockdown, with parking restrictions and charges remaining in place.

The authority is following national guidance in continuing enforcement as normal.

Concessions for care and health workers using a Devon County Council time clock permit still apply. NHS parking permits issued to NHS staff will still be accepted in car parks and on-street while the permit holder is on duty.

Anyone using on-street pay and display areas is encouraged to pay for parking ‘hands free’ using the RingGo pay-by-phone service. Those paying by cash are asked to ensure they use hand sanitiser before and after using the parking machine to minimise their risk of catching or spreading the virus.

People in residents’ parking areas who are working from home or have been furloughed and may need to park an additional vehicle should explore alternatives where possible. However, where a third vehicle is registered to a home address, additional parking permits in residents’ parking areas can be considered on a case by case basis. To find out more visit the travel and transport section of our coronavirus advice pages.

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Councillor Stuart Hughes

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highway Management, said: “We want people to be aware that it’s business as usual for our on-street parking enforcement team. There isn’t the same relaxation of parking enforcement that we saw during the first lockdown earlier this year, which was a much tighter lockdown when everyone except key workers was asked to stay at home. There’s still traffic on our roads so we’re following national guidance from the British Parking Association and continuing with our current levels of enforcement.”

For more information visit the travel and transport section of our coronavirus advice pages.

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