In response to COVID-19, we were advised by the Department for Transport and local government representative bodies to allow you to continue using your badge if it had an expiry date between 1st January 2020 and 30th September 2020. After this date, you will no longer be permitted to use your expired badge. If your badge has expired or is due to expire, you will need to reapply for a Blue Badge as soon as you can if you haven't already done so.
We need you to reapply for your badge so we have enough time to process your application and make a decision. This will also help make sure you receive a new badge before 30 September 2020 if you are entitled to one. If you continue to use an expired badge after this date, you may receive a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) or other enforcement action.
The Blue Badge (Disabled Persons) Parking Scheme is a national scheme that allows disabled people in England to maintain their independence by enabling them to park as close as possible to their destination.
A Blue Badge is not linked to a specific vehicle, – it can be used in any car you’re travelling in, whether you’re the driver or passenger.
If you’re a parent or carer of a child with disabilities you can apply for a Blue Badge on their behalf.
Remember, never pay someone to apply for you! Please ignore any websites or companies which offer to apply for a Blue Badge on your behalf, especially for a fee. If you've been affected by a scam like this please contact Citizens Advice.
Blue Badge eligibility