Free parking for key workers in Dundee city centre

Free parking at all of Dundee City Council’s multi-storey and Shore Terrace surface car park will be available from tomorrow (Wednesday).

The local authority says it has taken the decision to support key workers, who have to come into the city centre to deliver essential services during the coronavirus pandemic.

Leader John Alexander said: "It is vitally important that the council does all it can to support people, not just in public services, but in critical healthcare and retail roles to do their jobs without having to worry about everyday issues.

"As well as making Bell Street, Gellatly Street, Greenmarket and Olympia completely free to use for the foreseeable future, people will also be able to park for nothing at Shore Terrace.

"Please park responsibly, avoid parking dangerously and in disabled bays, unless you are a blue badge holder."

Entry and exit barriers will be left open at each of the five sites and the staff usually employed on these locations freed up for other tasks.

All other car-parking charges remain in place.

Meanwhile, Scotland's health secretary Jeane Freeman has announced parking charges at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee are being scrapped for three months from Monday March 30.

The decision has been made to take pressure off health workers who are helping fight the spread of Covid-19.

The fees have been in place for several years as part of a PFI agreement, which sees a private company run the facility on behalf of the NHS.

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