I am 64, live alone, I turned parental pin off still have to enter it for Sky Atlantic etc. What a pain! Buerocratic nonsense forcing this on us. This is not a nanny state. Please change this madness or NowTV stick just might follow the Virgin Media box out of my front door!
The PIN is here to stay.
Regardless of your living conditions it was a decision by Ofcom. If you can you can take it up with them.
This was mentioned by @Saint1976
The below link talks about the PIN
You don’t have to set up a Parental PIN unless you plan to watch live channels on the Entertainment or Sky Cinema Pass.
It's my week for making Boo-Boos, just read the following bit about turning off a Parental PIN in the Help Section.
A Parental PIN is only mandatory to watch live channels on the Entertainment and Sky Cinema Passes. If this doesn't apply to you and there are no younger viewers in your household, just select Turn OFF and you won’t be asked for a PIN.
So there you have it, if you switched on your Parental PIN you can also turn it off.