You can continue using a Blue Badge with an expiry date of 1 January 2020 onwards without receiving a penalty charge notice. This relaxation of enforcement has been agreed by government and local authority associations and should continue until 30 September 2020 at the earliest.
This applies to local authority parking, not private car parks such as those in supermarkets.
How Blue Badges work
Disabled parking permits, also known as Blue Badges, allow cars carrying people who have a disability which causes permanent problems walking or those who are blind to park near shops, stations and other facilities. Parking bays reserved for vehicles displaying Blue Badges are clearly marked.
What you are allowed to do with a Blue Badge
If you are a Blue Badge holder, you are allowed to park free of charge for up to three hours in or on any single or double yellow line, except where there is:
- a loading and unloading ban
- a stopping restriction
- a footway parking ban
You can also park without time limit in or on:
- any permitted parking space or paid-for parking bay
- limited-period waiting boxes
- red routes in specially signed and marked spaces