What is a Radar Key?
A RADAR Key (sometimes called an NKS Key) is a large, silver-coloured skeleton key that opens more than 9,000 locked, disabled toilets in the UK.
The RADAR key is part of the National Key Scheme (NKS), giving thousands of people with disabilities and health conditions independent access to locked public toilets around the country. The Radar Key Scheme enables these disabled toilets to be locked to prevent vandalism and misuse, while also being readily available to those who really need them.
Disabled people’s toilets have wide entrances and disability symbols on the door. Unlike regular public toilets, disabled toilets are often locked and previously they were only available for use on request. The Radar key scheme ensures that people who need to use accessible toilets don’t have to ask someone else to open the door for them. Because disabled toilets are big, private and less likely to be occupied, they are open to misuse by the general public. The Radar Key Scheme enables these disabled toilets to be locked, to prevent vandalism and misuse.
Where Can I buy a RADAR key?
RADAR keys can be purchased for £4.20 by visiting any of the Council’s Service Points - find your nearest Service Point and the opening hours here