Free parking zones for those having Covid-19 jabs in Nuneaton and Bedworth town centres are at risk of not being re-opened.

Back in January, a decision was made to create drop-off zones in both town centres to ensure that those who had to drive to get their jab were not hit in the pocket for parking.

But, the drop off zone in Nuneaton town centre, which was in Harefield Road, has not been in operation over recent days.

CoventryLive contacted Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council about the situation.

In a statement from the Town Hall it says that the council team who were running the drop-off zones are now needed in other areas to ensure that the town centres are ready for when non-essential shops, pubs and hairdressers can re-open on Monday (April 12).

But Simone Hines, executive director at the Town Hall said that they are working with the voluntary sector to ensure that the drop off points can continue.

“We are looking to continue with the measures currently in place to support the drop off of people for their vaccination in Nuneaton,” the statement reads.

“The existing team of council staff supporting these arrangements are required for other duties as the next stage of the government’s roadmap approaches, so we are working with voluntary sector and NHS partners to help ensure this continues.”

The borough’s two main vaccination centres are both based in the town centres – one in the BrightHouse store in the Abbeygate Shopping Centre in Nuneaton and the other at the Civic Hall in Bedworth.

The free drop off points were launched in January when the centres opened their doors.

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