To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will continue to provide NHS staff, care staff, NHS Volunteer responders with free parking.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
3 July 2020
The provision of free parking for National Health Service staff by NHS Trusts has not ended and nothing has changed since the announcement on 25 March. However, free parking for staff has only been made possible by support from local authorities and independent providers and this support cannot continue indefinitely.
We also want the NHS to deliver on the Government’s commitment on free hospital parking for those in greatest need, the disabled, frequent outpatient attendees, parents who have sick children that are staying overnight in hospital and staff working nightshifts. Implementation of this commitment has been on hold whilst the NHS has been managing the COVID-19 pandemic and devoting its hospital parking capacity to staff and other facilities necessary for managing the pandemic.