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Dover District Council will continue to offer free parking to the NHS and key care workers as listed below. DDC are following the clear directions issued by the British Parking Association (BPA), for these concessions:

  • NHS staff members
  • Health and social care workers
  • NHS Volunteer Responders
  • The 3 blue light emergency services


This is only applicable whilst on duty, carrying out visits in the community and not parked at your place of residence or place of work. We will accept the official issued permit and, in some cases, a letter on headed paper from the care provider, depending on the circumstances. 

  1. Proof of eligibility must be displayed on the dashboard to enable the concession to be granted.
  2. This will be reviewed in 6 months’ time or, when Central Government issue further instructions.

The concessions will allow the following:-


On Street

  • To park in limited waiting bays for longer than is stipulated
  • To park on single yellow lines, but not within 10 metres of a junction
  • To park in Pay & Display parking bays without having to pay the parking charge
  • To park in resident bays without having to display the required resident permit


Off Street

To park in all DDC managed car parks without having to pay the parking charge. To park in all DDC short stay car parks beyond the stipulated time period. Concessions will not allow:-

  • Parking at your normal place of residence or other locations whilst not at work or volunteering;
  • Parking on double yellow lines;
  • Parking on single yellow lines within 10 metres of a junction;
  • Parked where loading and unloading restrictions (kerb markings) are in operation;
  • Parked on zig zag lines at pedestrian crossings;
  • Parked on keep clear markings outside a school, a hospital or fire, police or ambulance station; 
  • Parking on dropped kerbs;
  • Parking in marked bus stops;
  • Parking in suspended bays or areas; and
  • Parking in either disabled bays, police bays, taxi bays or electric vehicles bays without permitted to do so


Permit Holders

DDC permit holders will be issued with an 8 week extension, on a pro-rata basis, to compensate for the lockdown period. To qualify for the 8 weeks extension the permits must have been valid during the period when parking charges were suspended.



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