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Bristol Clean Air Zone - starts 12am Monday 28 November 2022

Last updated: 22/11/2022

Bristol City Council is introducing a Clean Air Zone on Monday 28 November 2022 to make the city a cleaner and healthier place.

No vehicles are banned from entering the zone but older and more polluting vehicles have to pay a daily charge. Most vehicles already meet the zone’s emission standards and will not be charged.

Our Bristol city centre hospitals are within the zone so if you are travelling to one of our hospitals it's important you check if you will need to pay the charge once it is introduced.

Temporary exemptions will be available for patients visiting our city centre hospitals until 31 March 2023. You do not need to claim an exemption if your vehicle meets the zone’s emission standards.

Check if your vehicle will be charged

Use the government’s vehicle checker to find out if you will be charged www.gov.uk/clean-air-zones.

Hospital exemptions (from Monday 28 November 2022)

If the vehicle you travel in is non-compliant, you will be able to register for an exemption on the day of your appointment at one of the Clean Air Zone screens which will be located in the main entrances of our hospitals.

The Clean Air Zone charge runs midnight to midnight. If you are staying overnight at the hospital you will have to register the vehicle on both days.

Patients do not have to be the driver of the vehicle and can register more than one vehicle if they are dropped off or picked up by different vehicles.

You can only register your vehicle for an exemption on the day of your visit whilst at the hospital so please ensure you register your vehicle before leaving your appointment.

Visitors of long stay patients will be able to request a 7-day exemption if their vehicle does not meet the zone's emissions standards. This request can be made by speaking to a member of staff on the ward.


How to use the on-site Clean Air Zone screens

From Monday 28 November 2022, you will be able to find a Clean Air Zone screen in our hospital reception areas.

You will need to enter the registration number of the vehicle you travelled in and confirm it is correct. An exemption will then be automatically applied to the vehicle until midnight that day.


For more information on Bristol’s Clean Air Zone