Pay parking machines require individuals to touch screens and buttons that may have been touched by someone previously. Discontinuing the use of pay parking machines reduces the risk of potential spread of infection and also supports physical distancing measures that have been mandated by the Provincial Health Officer.
To ensure equitability for all staff and medical staff, whether they are working from home or at health authority sites, PHSA is temporarily suspending payroll deductions for parking fees.
PHSA reminds everyone about the importance of physical distancing, which means limiting close contact from others by staying two metres away from others outside our homes, frequent handwashing, using virtual options to connect with others, limiting shopping to only essential outings, avoiding large gatherings and staying home if you are sick.
On Jan. 20, 2022, the Ministry of Health announced pay parking will be reinstated at B.C. health authority sites, with some exceptions. Learn more about the parking update