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Coronavirus: Updates and information

Find out about available support and how to offer help. Our customer service centre is open to help you by email and phone. Please continue to follow official NHS and government advice.

Apply for a key worker permit

Cambridge City Council has been providing free parking in our multi-storey car parks for key workers since March when the lockdown came into force. This has been extended until October under a temporary public sector key worker permit system.

Due to its central location and the potential increase in congestion that discounted parking may cause, the new permits do not apply to the Grand Arcade car park.

Public sector key workers permit (free)

This permit provides free 24/7 parking for public sector key workers until the end of August 2020, across our multi-storey car parks (excluding the Grand Arcade).

Public sector key workers include staff in the NHS, social care, police, Crown Prosecution Service, Outreach Teams, dentists, and Cambridge City Council.

To be eligible, either:

  • you are an individual applicant employed by the state or 3rd sector, or by a voluntary or community organisation; or
  • if you represent an organisation, this must be a public or 3rd sector, voluntary, or community organisation

Once you have completed your application, please email it to

Apply for a public sector key workers permit [DOCX, 52Kb]

If you or your organisation are eligible, permits under the new categorisation can be issued by email.

Parking discounts are to be reviewed at end of October 2020.

On street parking permits

For on street parking permits for Critical Care Covid-19 workers, please refer to Cambridgeshire County Council website.