RingGo, the UK’s leading cashless parking provider, has sent an email to all 140 local authority customers offering two solutions to help them quickly and easily fulfil the Government’s mandate to provide free parking to NHS, health and social care workers, as well as NHS volunteers.
The first offering provides a message at the top of each RingGo location, stating: “This location is currently free for NHS, care and volunteer workers due to Coronavirus. You must display evidence in your windscreen. See bit.ly/2UlDxRe for guidance.”
The second fulfils the Government’s alternative proposal, that local authorities develop a database of vehicle registrations. For any existing operators, RingGo’s Corporate Journal Entry solution can easily be set up to support this requirement.
Local authorities simply need to send a list of vehicle registrations to the RingGo Corporate Team and they will set up the details on their behalf. RingGo is currently dedicating this team to supporting its local authority customer base, with the aim of loading details as quickly and easily as possible, and of course is waiving all charges both for set up, and management of this process, during these unprecedented times.
With 670,000 applications to become NHS volunteers already in, and numbers increasing by the day, managing this data is likely to be a considerable challenge for local authorities in itself.
Peter O’Driscoll, Managing Director of RingGo, says: “These are incredibly difficult times for NHS workers, individuals and Local Authorities, all of whom are responding to ever-changing challenges and demanding requirements. RingGo has existing solutions in place that can be adapted to help meet these challenges, and so it’s only right that we’re doing everything we can to help.”
RingGo’s Corporate Journal Entry solution has a proven history of supporting NHS staff. NHS Lothian has been using the service for the last decade to enable its staff to park quickly and easily at all Edinburgh City Council’s RingGo parking locations.