Parking company National Car Parks (NCP) has offered NHS staff and all essential workers free parking.

In light of the Prime Minister’s announcement to impose a lockdown, all NCP city centre car parks where they are able to, will remain open and free for all workers who are needing to be at work at this time. 

Key essentials workers can arrive and exit without any charge. 

Amongst their car parks include Portland Terrace Car Park in Southampton City Centre and Eastgate Street Car Park, Southampton.

However, this offer will vary and may not apply at rail, airport, shopping centre and hospital car parks that they operate on behalf of other companies.

They recommend that people check signs at the car park to see if the free parking offer is available.

Once NCP car parks are open for business again, they have said they will review the definition of key workers in line with Government advice and who the free parking offer may apply to.

CEO Jonathan Scott: “We’re open where we can for all who need parking at this vital time.  Please park with us at no charge. 

"We hope this goes some way to helping all those who are still needing to work and care for people. 

"We urge you to check on our website to make sure the car park you normally visit is still open as although most of our sites are, we are still having to close some down where landlords request that we do.  We hope you all stay safe and well."

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