Covid-19 restrictions

A national lockdown is now in place to control the spread of Covid-19 as rates rapidly increase across London and the country.

Everyone must now stay at home, and only leave home for specific reasons. Full details of what you can and cannot do are available on the government’s website.

Remember, advice around Covid-19 can change quickly, so keep up to date with the latest information.


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Key Worker Permit changes from 16 November 2020

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Tower Hamlets has supported key workers with more than 6,000 free parking permits.

As lockdown restrictions have changed, the number of free permits in use has made parking across the borough problematic with demand exceeding the limited number of on-street spaces. As a result, we have issued a reduced number of key worker permits to NHS and Social Care Staff. We are no longer taking any further applications for key worker permits.

Key worker permit holders

For existing key worker permit holders under the new scheme, the permit will be valid until further notice.

A key worker permit allows parking in Tower Hamlets car parks and on-street parking bays signed:

  • Business Permit Holders Only
  • Business Permit Holders or Pay by phone
  • Pay and Display
  • Permit Holders Only
  • Permit Holders or Pay by phone
  • Resident Permit Holders Only

If you no longer have a key worker permit, you will need to make alternative parking arrangements.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding in these difficult times.