COVID-19: transport, highways, parking and public spaces

Information and guidance related to transport, highways, parking and public spaces during the coronavirus outbreak.

We are regularly updating this section with useful information for you. Please keep checking back and follow us on Twitter @LGAcomms for the latest updates. 



The joint LGA, London Councils and BPA operational guidance on parking during COVID-19 pandemic can be found here. This latest version brings the guidance into line with the Governments withdrawal of guidance on the free parking pass for NHS and other care workers.

Public spaces

The Government have published guidance to help local authorities and partners to deliver activities supported through the Welcome Back Fund. This funding builds on the Reopening High Streets Safely Fund announced in May 2020.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Safer public places - managing public outdoor settings

The Government have published guidance for local authorities, owners and operators to support the safe use and management of outdoor public places while the risk of COVID-19 transmission remains.

For more information on public spaces, please see our culture, tourism, leisure and sport page.


Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer transport guidance for operators

This guide will help transport organisations in England understand how to provide safer workplaces and services for themselves, their workers and passengers. It outlines measures to assess and address the risks of coronavirus (COVID-19).