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Sadiq Khan, The Mayor of London has announced that all road charging schemes in London will temporarily be suspended as of Monday the 23rd March, until further notice.
This includes the Congestion Charge, ULEZ and Low Emission Zone. The schemes have been suspended in a move to ensure London’s critical workers, such NHS staff and Teachers, are able to travel around London as easily as possible during the current Coronavirus situation. This will also support the supply chains for supermarkets to keep them fully stocked.
Sadiq Khan has said “People should not be travelling, by any means, unless they really have to. London’s roads should now only be used for essential journeys. To help our critical workers get to work and for essential deliveries to take place, I have instructed TfL to temporarily suspend the Congestion Charge, ULEZ and Low Emission Zone from Monday.
This is not an invitation to take to your cars. To save lives we need the roads clear for ambulances, doctors, nurses and other critical workers. This is an unprecedented time and I know Londoners are doing everything they can to look after each other. I continue to urge all Londoners to follow the advice of public health authorities and not leave their homes unless it is absolutely essential.”