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Changes to parking rules and vehicle information for social care staff

Information on car parking, MOT exemptions and relaxation of parking restrictions for NHS and social care staff during the coronavirus outbreak.

Parking concessions for NHS and social care staff

The health, care and volunteer workers parking pass provides evidence for those on duty as an NHS staff member, health or social care worker, or NHS Volunteer Responder to enable them to access parking concessions in local authority-owned off-street car parks and on-street bays during the COVID-19 emergency response period.

MOT exemptions for vehicle owners

Some vehicle users are eligible for a temporary MOT exemption to enable vital services to continue, frontline workers to get to work, and people to get essential food and medicine during the COVID-19 outbreak. Find out if you’re eligible for a temporary MOT exemption and read guidance on what to do when going for an MOT at GOV.UK.

Leicester Bike Aid - support for essential workers

Do you need a free bike loan to continue working? Essential workers can apply for this by emailing cycle-city@leicester.gov.uk and putting 'RIDE LEICESTER BIKE AID' as the header. In the email, please state your required size (small, medium or large) and your gender.

You will then be contacted by one of the Ride Leicester Bike Aid team. Please note that there is limited supply available for this opportunity.

Several bike shops across Leicester are also providing free bike checks for key workers. This will continue until the lockdown ends. You can find a timetable showing when participating shops are offering this on the Choose How You Move website.