Transport, parking and roads - Coronavirus advice


Charges for all on-street pay and display parking bays are suspended until further notice. Yellow lines, loading bays, disabled parking places and car club places will continue to be enforced.

Residents will be given a dispensation to park in Pay and Display spaces within their permit zones to make it as easy as possible to park near their homes while working from home or self-isolating. We’ve also instructed our parking contractor to pay special attention to yellow lines and loading areas so that access for food and essential goods deliveries is protected.


Road defect repairs and capital resurfacing projects are proceeding as normal at present. The situation is being kept under review. 

Public Transport

Edinburgh Trams and Lothian Buses are keeping their customers up to date with information and service changes online and via their social media channels. Both companies have announced that they are moving to a reduced service from Sunday (trams) and Monday (buses).

First Group


Borders Buses


Road occupation permits

For skips, scaffolding, road openings and tables and chairs.

The Scottish Government’s current advice is that only essential work should be carried out. If you need a permit so you can do essential work, please email us [email protected]

For Tables and Chairs permits email [email protected]

Waverley Court is closed to the public and we can’t accept paper applications or cash/cheque payments. We’ll also not accept card payments over the phone. Instead, we’ll send you an invoice.

Public events and gatherings – roads assessments

With the current restrictions on events and gatherings. We’re not processing any new licensing applications. If you would like to speak to our team about event applications on the roads, please email us [email protected]

We continue to monitor government and public health advice.

Advice for event organisers from EventScotland.