During the Coronavirus lockdown, Croydon Council suspended parking charges, which meant that drivers did not need to need to display a permit or pay-and-display ticket to use parking bays in the borough.
However, as lockdown eases, parking enforcement is being gradually reintroduced from Tuesday 26 May 2020.
Pay & display parking machines are being reactivated and payments accepted from Tuesday 26 May and parking permits are starting to be processed from Tuesday 26 May.
From Monday June 8 2020 parking enforcement across the borough will resume and those parking illegally, or failing to display valid permits or parking tickets, risk being issued with a fine.
Health and social care workers can park for free in any council-run on street or off street bays. You should contact your employer who will be able to apply for dispensation on their behalf.
You can continue using a Blue Badge with an expiry date of 1 January 2020 onwards without receiving a penalty charge notice. This relaxation of enforcement has been agreed by government and local authority associations and should continue until 30 September 2020 at the earliest.
This applies to local authority parking, not private car parks such as those in supermarkets.
Blue badge holders are allowed to park free of charge and without time limit in or on:
- any permitted parking space or paid-for parking bay
- limited-period waiting boxes
- red routes in specially signed and marked spaces
Blue badge holders are allowed to park free of charge for up to three hours in or on any single or double yellow line, except where there is:
- a loading and unloading ban
- a stopping restriction
- a footway parking ban
To help social distancing, parking will be suspended outside some shops in district centres so that barriers can be installed to increase space for queuing shoppers and pedestrians.