23 Mar 2020

Public Health

Free parking for NHS key workers at Trenchard Street

Council make car park decision for key health staff

NHS key staff who are required to work are now able to park for free at Bristol City Council’s Trenchard Street car park.

While the government’s official social distancing advice makes clear that people should work from home wherever possible, the council is making their city centre facility available free to assist those University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust staff during the current Covid-19 pandemic.

The free parking access applies to Trenchard Street only with the council working with the trust to establish the key members of their staff who will be able to take advantage of the arrangement.

Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, said: “At a time when our NHS staff are on the front line in the fight against the spread of the Covid-19 virus, we want to ensure those key staff that need to get to work in the city are able to with the minimum of disruption.

“The official social distancing advice remains that people should work from home whenever possible, but we understand that there are key staff in our hospitals that are required to work and we hope that measures like making the Trenchard Street car park available to them free of charge can help make it easier for them to get to work.

“We also thank those managing other private car parks in the city, such as the Galleries and Cabot Circus, who are also offering this service, which will help out NHS staff to avoid using public transport where they can.’’