COVID-19 Local Authority advice

Advice for Local Authority members

We have worked with various organisations to produce parking operational advice during COVID-19.  This advice is supported by governments across the UK.

This advice will be updated as necessary throughout the COVID-19 emergency response and members will be notified when updates have been made.  If you are not receiving these notifications please contact Alison.t@britishparking.co.uk 

Risk Assessment Toolkit for car parks

A new social distancing and virus transmission risk assessment toolkit has been created should you need any guidance. The toolkit includes an example risk assessment as well as a blank one for your own use.

Also included are print-ready signs for payments (three versions) and general social distancing warnings for customers that you can download. 

The toolkit is available now in the COVID-19 section of our resource library.

Traffic Regulation Orders

The DFT have issued new Guidance on COVI-19 Traffic Regulation Orders in England. The legislation for making traffic orders includes certain requirements that are difficult for local authorities to implement due to current restrictions. Specifically:

  • the publishing of order adverts in local newspapers - newspapers may have moved to online publication only or closed
  • the posting of site notices on streets and concerns about the risks to staff
  • making traffic orders available for public inspection at an authority’s offices which may be closed

The advice suggests ways in which authorities can continue to make traffic orders, whilst complying with the intention of the legislation.

Enforcing mandatory cycle lanes

Local authorities are now able to use cameras to enforce parking and loading restrictions within mandatory cycle Lanes when the statutory instrument (SI) 2020/548 comes into force. Cameras can already be used to enforce parking in bus lanes, red routes, parking restrictions near schools, and bus stop/stand clearways. For more information read this 3-page government advice note 

Please emaiPositive Parking if you need further advice, or to provide feedback.

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