The Local Government Secretary has agreed local councils will offer free car parking to all NHS workers and social care staff during the coronavirus outbreak.

Under new measures agreed by Local Government Secretary, all councils in England and the Local Government Association critical key workers will also be able to use council parking bays without time restriction or charge.

Councils will set up local arrangements so care workers can provide suitable evidence that they can display in their windscreen to ensure they avoid parking tickets. 

While many councils have already suspended parking charges for key workers as part of the national effort to tackle coronavirus.