Liverpool City Council is to provide 1,300 free car spaces for NHS staff for the next three months.
The local authority has confirmed today that 1,000 free spaces have been allocated at the Mount Pleasant multi-storey car park, with the remaining 300 spaces at various sites near to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
The council will take a further view on this new system in 12 weeks, or earlier if the Coronavirus situation improves.
Parking restrictions denoted by yellow lines are still in force so the public are kindly reminded to park responsibly, in particular around any key buildings such as hospitals, care homes, police, fire and ambulance sites and schools.
The council’s Football Match Residents Parking Zones (FMRPZ) are not being enforced following the cancellation of Premier League matches, and this will continue until further notice.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said: “Our NHS staff and carers everywhere are proving to be real heroes by putting their own lives at risk every time they go to work to help those suffering from the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The least we can do as a council is support our nurses, doctors and carers by providing free car parking.
“We’ve already been providing free spaces for critical and emergency NHS staff at the Royal and am delighted we can roll this out to a much bigger number. We’ll review these arrangements in 12 weeks but if the situation changes we have more spaces to offer if they are needed.”
Liverpool City Council has introduced a wide range measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus, closing all leisure centres, one stop shops, libraries and casual markets and is urging people to use council services by going online at www.liverpool.gov.uk or by calling 0151 233 3001.