No new parking permits will be issued for the foreseeable future by Caerphilly County Borough Council, as it concentrates resources on key services during the coronavirus outbreak.
In a post on social media, the council said: “Please note we will be unable to renew resident parking permits for the foreseeable future.
“Don’t be concerned if your permit is about to expire, as all resident parking permits will remain valid until the new ones arrive.”
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Putting the brakes on issuing new parking permits will allow the council to prioritise the delivery of essential and support services to residents.
The council said that guidance on social distancing would make the printing and issuing of parking permits impossible.
However, residents took to social media to raise concerns about their individual situations.
Questions were asked about self-isolating with more cars than permits and the changing of number plates.
The council said that these extenuating circumstances will be taken into and called upon residents not to be concerned.
The council has taken other steps to encourage social distancing, which included the closure of all its parks, playgrounds and household waste recycling centres.
For more information on changes, visit https://www.caerphilly.gov.uk/Coronavirus
Latest information on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Most cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) seem to be mild.
Coronavirus is a viral disease that can cause coughing, fever and difficulty breathing. It can be more severe in older people, those with weakened immune systems and some long-term conditions like diabetes or cancer.
Source: Public Health Wales
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