Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Important advice for our membership community

Support and advice for members

This page is dedicated to providing you with specific guidance, advice and important information that will assist you to navigate these exceptional circumstances.

The situation regarding Coronavirus is changing daily and we continue to follow government advice closely. As a membership organisation it is our role to demonstrate leadership and provide clarity and our aim is to keep you informed and continue to provide valuable services in these challenging times.  If you have any questions or concerns please email membership@britishparking.co.uk 

We have decided to cancel all of our meetings and events until the end of June including Parkex We will have further updates for you regarding any events and meetings currently scheduled beyond the end of June as soon as we are able to confirm. 

In line with the government’s clear announcement British Parking Association members will provide free parking to all NHS staff. They will also be cancelling any PCNs that have been issued to NHS staff since the lockdown began.

Support and advice for Local Authorities

Please visit our dedicated Local Authority page for the latest advice here

Support and advice for business from Government 

  • Guidance on which businesses and premises should close during the pandemic is here
  • Advice for managing events from Eventbrite
  • ACAS advice for employers and employees is here
  • Coronavirus, an advisory webinar for employers. Multiple dates available - Register to attend

Government request for business intelligence: How is COVID-19 impacting your businesses?

The government is asking businesses to provide updates on impacts across supply, demand and labour markets, actions to address these impacts, and any gaps in the Government response from your perspective. Please send your intelligence to intel@beis.gov.uk. Individual company information may be commercially sensitive, and it will be treated accordingly.

Government is providing £500,000 of funding for technology companies who come up with digital support solutions for people who need to stay at home because of coronavirus. For more information visit techforce19.uk

Government Departments are working closely with ACAS and other partners to provide advice and support for employers and employees on the challenges surrounding CV19. As such ACAS has provided some practical information on coronavirus, which is reviewed daily to give the most recent updates and common-sense advice. It contains detailed info on social distancing and vulnerable workers, updates on working from home, school closures, mental health, lay-offs and short-time working, as well as advice for employers who have to close workplaces temporarily.

The Government is also running some additional live support designed to help at this difficult time. 

  • Live Twitter Q&A session - every Friday 10.30am. You can see last week’s live Q&A here. Where questions or concerns about time off work, pay, remote working and what steps you can take to reduce the spread of the virus will be answered join Acas experts this Friday to chat live on Twitter.  Send your questions in advance to @acasorguk #AskAcas.
  • Coronavirus webinar for employers - Multiple dates are available. Register here to attend. This free webinar will provide practical advice for employers to help manage the impact of Coronavirus in the workplace. Including advice on effective ways of communicating with employees; how to handle staff self-isolating, time off, and pay; how to alter working hours or close businesses temporarily; and best practice guidance on remote working and the use of technology.