Parking enforcement

13th January 2021

We have now entered another national lockdown aimed at reducing transmission of the Covid-19 virus and to assist in protecting the NHS.

In support of this, we will continue to enforce all parking contraventions across the borough as well as banned traffic movements. This includes those measures that we have introduced to reduce traffic outside of schools across the borough. Our enforcement efforts may be affected by Covid-19 and may mean that we have reduced resource from time to time. We will however concentrate our enforcement efforts on making sure that hospitals and emergency facilities are kept free of obstruction.

We will concentrate our vehicle removals facility on those vehicles that are parked dangerously or obstructively. We will relocate them to a safe location on the highway instead of removing to our vehicle pound, to reduce the potential of public contact. We will however continue to remove vehicles to our pound where they are identified as persistent evaders.

Parking Provision

Camden has supported a range of Essential Workers since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. We continue to support NHS, Health and Social Care workers who need to deliver services across the borough. We also continue to provide parking provision for those teachers and teaching staff who need it at schools across Camden as well.

Parking Charges

If you wish to park your vehicle in Camden you will still need to have a valid permit or to have paid the relevant charge at short term parking bays. Camden has not suspended any of our parking charges and if your vehicle is parked in a permit bay or paid for parking bay without the relevant permit or payment to do so, then your vehicle will be at risk of enforcement action.

NHS, Health, School and Social Care workers

We will continue to provide parking provision for these groups of workers providing a response to coronavirus. We are doing this by honouring the government backed NHS parking pass. This pass was introduced at the start of the pandemic to enable NHS, Health and Social Care workers to park close to their place of work, thus limiting the potential for the spread of the virus.

The NHS parking pass allows users who are eligible to park in Camden to park in:

  • resident permit bays
  • paid for parking bays

The NHS parking pass does not allow you to park in Camden on the below restrictions:

  • single yellow lines
  • double yellow lines
  • where loading and unloading restrictions (kerb markings) are in operation
  • zig zag lines at pedestrian crossings
  • keep clear markings outside a school, a hospital or fire, police, ambulance stations
  • dropped kerbs
  • bus stops
  • suspended bays
  • market trader bays
  • disabled bays /green badge bays
  • police bays
  • ambulance bays
  • car club bays
  • electric vehicle bays
  • parking at your normal place of residence or other locations whilst not at work or volunteering

The NHS parking pass is administered by NHS trusts, so please contact your local trust to apply.

Transport guidance

Always follow current government guidance. We encourage people to walk or cycle where possible to ease pressure on roads, parking and public transport and to help keep physically active.  We offer various programmes to help people cycle more often, more safely   

If you are NHS staff the following may be of use to you:

Public transport

Try to travel outside of peak times if you must use public transport. Wearing a face covering is mandatory (unless exempt for medical reasons).  Wash your hands before and after you travel.