Wakefield Council extends free parking to support the fight against the coronavirus outbreak

02/04/2020, PR-9367

Wakefield Council is extending free parking at all of its car parks across the district until the end of May.

Charges were suspended last month to allow key workers to continue their important work during the coronavirus outbreak. The Council has now announced that car parking will remain free until the end of May.

Cllr Denise Jeffery
Cllr Denise Jeffery

Cllr Denise Jeffery, Leader of Wakefield Council, said: "We must do all we can to support those working hard in the fight against coronavirus. We are extremely grateful to key workers continuing to carry out their essential roles in this crisis and we want them to be able to continue this vital work without having to worry about parking fees.

"Extending our offer of free parking until the end of May will also help reduce reliance on public transport and support people to follow social distancing guidance."

The Council is reminding residents of the Government's latest advice to stay at home, only travel when absolutely necessary and to follow social distancing advice to help stop the virus spreading and protect the most vulnerable.

Parking in Council car parks across the district will remain free until Sunday 31 May 2020.

The Council has provided information to keep residents up to date on its dedicated coronavirus information web page at bit.ly/CoronaWFD

The latest advice to residents is available on the NHS website at www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19