Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Visit suffolk.gov.uk/coronavirus for local guidance, including service changes and how to get tested.

You can call the Home, But Not Alone phoneline if you live in Suffolk and need urgent help during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Blue Badge scheme

Apply for a Blue Badge and how to check the eligibility criteria and how to renew or replace your badge.

Parking using an expired Blue Badge during COVID-19 crisis

You can continue using a Blue Badge with an expiry date of 1 January 2020 onwards without receiving a penalty charge notice.

This relaxation of enforcement has been agreed by government and local authority associations and should continue initially until 30 September 2020.

Please note that this applies to local authority parking and not private car parks such as supermarkets.


The Blue Badge scheme helps people with severe mobility problems to access goods and services by allowing them to park close to their destination. The scheme is open to people who travel as a driver or as a passenger.

From 30 August 2019, people with a Hidden Disability can apply for a Blue Badge. Read the Blue Badge scheme local authority guidance for more information.

Visit blue badge disabled parking to: 

  • apply
  • replace
  • renew
  • change details on a Blue Badge

Applying, renewing, and more Blue Badge information pages

Who can get a Blue Badge

Check if you or your organisation can get a Blue Badge and find information on new Blue Badge criteria.

Blue Badge disabled parking

How to apply, replace, renew, change details on a Blue Badge, and how much they cost.

Blue Badge misuse

Information about Blue Badge misuse, including how to report it and what the consequences are if you are found to be misusing a badge.