Donegal County Council’s traffic wardens will return to work with other outdoor workers on the 18th of May as part of Phase 1 of the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.
All wardens in the county were stood down from 27th March.
But the good news is that paying for parking is not necessary for a few more weeks.
While staff will return to work, the enforcement of Pay and Display offences will remain suspended during an initial transition period from the 18th of May to the 7th of June.
During this period, wardens will concentrate on the enforcement of Road Traffic Offences i.e. illegal parking on disabled bays, double yellow lines, loading bays and on footpaths.
From the 8th of June it is intended that traffic wardens will return to normal duties, including the enforcement of both Pay and Display Offences and Road Traffic Offences.
Donegal County Council said it recognises that, as a result of the measures introduced to curb the spread of COVID-19, many holders of annual and bi-annual car parking permits were restricted from using these permits.
The validity period of all current annual and bi-annual car park parking permits has been extended by 8 weeks to compensate for this.Tags: