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Free parking: should it remain in place for nurses after pandemic restrictions end?

Withdrawal of free permits for council car parks and on-street parking disadvantages community nurses

The end of free public parking, granted as an emergency measure to support healthcare staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, is going to make home visiting more difficult – and expensive – for the community nursing workforce

Free parking for nurses in council car parks and on-street spaces will be axed in England when final lockdown restrictions are lifted, although free parking in hospital car parks will remain for the pandemic’s duration.

But is this creating a two-tier system, with community nurses being penalised in a way hospital nurses aren’t?

Nursing Standard readers have their say.

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