Lucy Muchina, Regional Director of the Royal College of Nursing South West, said:
“Health care staff in hospitals across England are working tirelessly to fight this pandemic. We believe it would be a sensible and proportionate measure to waive parking charges for staff working in hospitals in these exceptional times, including those planning on coming back to work in the NHS to help deal with the crisis."
“Between the reduction of public transport services and the high risk of transmission on these services, staff will find it easier and feel safer driving into work. Staff travelling to work to treat patients at this stressful time should not have to face the extra worry of high-cost parking charges for them to protect and save lives.”
“It would be a welcome gesture of support and goodwill for the health care staff’s dedication to duty. They are working above and beyond around the clock to care for patients and support their colleagues.”