The Trust confirmed the news just before 11am today.
At around 8.00pm last night (March 25) the government announced parking charges would be waived for NHS workers:
The Trust has acted on this guidance and abolished your charges from April 2020 (continuing throughout the duration of the outbreak).
At the end of April you’ll also receive a refund of your usual parking charge for the last week in March.
Local Councils have also been instructed to offer free parking for NHS and social care staff and have been asked to make arrangements with the NHS around evidence provision for displaying in windscreens.
Right now, we are unsure what the system for this will be – but in the meantime we have attached a letter you can use, which is based on NHS England’s template, but updated to reflect this new development.
There will be some staff car parks on site where barriers will remain down – to try and support reduced patient and visitor access (although numbers are much fewer at present). However, arrangements will be made for these to open automatically on arrival and exit, so your passes will not be needed.