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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) : Latest information and advice

What is the current situation with the COVID -19 (Coronavirus) and where to find more information.

Information from the London Borough of Sutton

COVID-19 Parking


We are helping keep people safe and encourage social distancing as our schools reopen and local businesses get back to work. We are widening our pavements at busier locations to make them clear for people walking. We are creating temporary cycle lanes to make getting about by bike easier. And we are keeping traffic moving for those that need to use their cars. We are supporting businesses as people move around our high streets and in and out of shops. All of these changes will help residents stay safe and support local businesses in Sutton.

Following the recent relaxation of lockdown restrictions for schools and businesses, vehicle numbers on our roads will increase. To keep traffic moving, there will be a gradual reintroduction of parking enforcement in the borough. As a result, Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs) have now begun to assist schools and traders to support the free flow of traffic and to make it easier for those essential workers still going about their business. NHS workers can obtain a parking pass from their employer which exempts them from the reintroduction of parking restrictions. 

From 15 June 2020 when high streets reopen, CEOs will also be visible in commercial centres and we will reinstate parking restrictions for loading and limited-time bays to facilitate the safe delivery of stock and servicing of essential equipment for businesses on our high streets.

From 22 June 2020 enforcement across CPZs (controlled parking zones) and PPAs (permit parking areas) will begin again. 

To allow residents to become used to the gradual reintroduction of parking enforcement measures, there will be a temporary two-week period of relaxed enforcement. Warning notices will be issued until Tuesday 30 June 2020 - except for safety-related offences which continue to be enforced through the issue of Penalty Charge Notices. 

Live enforcement - of all restrictions - will commence from Wednesday 1 July 2020.

CEOs should be free to do their jobs without fear of verbal or physical abuse. We ask all residents to park legally and considerately to support businesses, customers and residents. 

Car Parks

  • Charges in Off-Street Pay & Display car parks will be effective from Wednesday 1 July 2020. From that date, a parking session must be paid for by phone/web using RINGO (details in each car park) or pay & display a valid ticket obtained from the machines in the car park. 

  • Multi-Storey barrier car parks have continued to operate as normal throughout the coronavirus crisis. We request payment by card only until further notice.

  • Machines, handrails and door handles undergo regular cleaning and social distancing should be maintained at all times when using the car parks.

Key Workers

NHS staff, health and social care workers and NHS volunteers (critical care workers) can use this service to find free parking locations across the UK and check whether they need to register before they park.

Blue Badge applications

As we acknowledge that there may be a delay processing new Blue Badge applications and reapplications, Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) will not be issued to drivers using Blue Badges with an end date of 1 January 2020 onwards for an expired badge offence. This relaxation of enforcement against expired Blue Badges will continue initially until 30 September 2020. PCNs may still be issued if the vehicle is parked where a blue badge is not valid or if it is being misused.

If you wish to report illegal/obstructive parking please see our enforcement requests page.