The council has relaxed enforcement measures in all its council operated car parks until 1st May 2020. This means that residents can park without fear of receiving a ticket. However, residents are reminded to follow the Government’s updated social distancing advice.
The council will continue to carry out crucial parking enforcement locally to ensure the public are kept safe and that car parks remain clear for emergency and essential services.
Update from South Essex Parking Partnership
Motorists are being encouraged to act responsibly and observe safety and critical-route parking restrictions, as wide-ranging efforts continue to help combat the spread of COVID-19.
SEPP’s traffic officers are focusing patrols on reported issues which compromise safety-critical routes and areas where inconsiderate parking prevents safe movement of traffic and safe access for emergency vehicles and other essential services such as waste and recycling lorries.
SEPP has responded to the crisis by helping to maximise parking spaces in one-hour single yellow line restrictions where commuters might usually park, by relaxing those parking restrictions to assist residents when working from home, but we ask that motorists must at all times obey usual rules to avoid causing an obstruction and must keep access clear, especially for emergency and waste collection vehicles.
More can be found at https://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/parking-and-travel/coronavirus-update-for-parking/