The aim is;
Everyone who is eligible for the Governments parking pass.
The pass provides evidence of entitlement to free parking for those on duty as an NHS staff member, health or social care worker, or NHS Volunteer Responder. This is to enable them to access parking concessions in local authority-owned off-street car parks and on-street bays during the COVID-19 emergency response period. We are working with the parking industry to extend this beyond local authority car parks to those owned and managed in the private sector.
Parking concessions for Covid-19 can only be used when on official duty as an NHS staff member, health and social care worker or NHS Volunteer Responder. Local Authorities, NHS trusts and the Royal Volunteer Service will be distributing the pass to those they deem to be eligible within this definition. This began on the 5th April 2020.
The parking passes and the guidance surrounding the use of the parking passes has been circulated to the parking managers within the Local Authority to distribute to the relevant areas. You will need to speak to your line manager to contact the person responsible for parking within your Local Authority to arrange for the pass to be distributed to you and the other members of your team.
Those eligible for a Government parking pass will be able to register with us. We will then ensure that you receive updates about free parking. We will not bombard you with emails or pass your contact details on to any other party.
We will allow you to register your vehicles registration number with us. We will validate it and then ensure that all those organisations who need to know your registration number to help the smooth process of free parking are given it.
Many car parks are managed with modern technology and work of vehicle number plates. This means placing a permit in the windscreen would not tell the company you are eligible for free parking and you may receive a charge when the company do not want to impose one.
No. You do not need to register with us to benefit from the free parking. Our aim is to make things easier for you. We have broken the types of car parks down into 4 categories;
Please do not feel obliged to register with us. The only benefits of registering with us are;
We will not bombard you with emails and we will not pass on anything other than your registration number. When we pass on your registration number it will only be to companies offering you free parking and to help that process.
The good news is it isn’t just us who are trying to make life easier for NHS staff, health and social care workers and volunteer responders. If you cannot find a space on our site there is another site which may be helpful click here. If there are any more we will list them here. We are currently trying to link the information so both will show you the same information but in a way that you like to view it.
All car parks and off-street bays managed by local authorities are free for vehicles displaying Government Parking Passes. If you know one near where you need to be then you can park there free of charge. It won’t take us long to get all the car parks loaded into our finder.
To make it easy for our NHS staff and care workers to find where free parking is available for them. There are many different offers of free parking across the UK for NHS staff and care workers. However, there is not one central point where that information is held. NHS staff and care workers will be following unusual routines and traveling to new places. The last thing they need is to have to use multiple platforms to find free parking. This platform helps make finding a free parking space much easier.
During the Covid-19 pandemic our NHS is under unprecedented pressure. As a country we will all have friends and family who will need the NHS to save their lives. It is incumbent on everyone in the country to do what they can to help. NHS staff and Volunteer Responders will be using private motor vehicles more than normal and one way the parking community can come together and help is to ensure parking is available where it is needed. Many have been offering spaces, however, there is not a single point of reference to make it easy for NHS staff and Volunteer Responders to find where they can park for free.
No. We are working really hard to get as much information into the Finder as quickly as we can. This will change on a daily basis. You can help us get more sites in there and so help the NHS staff and care workers to find free parking. Please ask Local Authorities and any other organisation to provide us with details. They can do this by clicking here.
The good news is it isn’t just us who are trying to make life easier for NHS staff, health and social care workers and volunteer responders. If you cannot find a space on our site there is another site which may be helpful. Click here to view. If there are any more we will list them here in the future. We are currently trying to link the information so all providers can show you the same information but in a way that you like to view it.
All car parks and off-street bays managed by local authorities are free for vehicles displaying Government Parking Passes. If you know one near where you need to be then you can park there free of charge. It won’t take us long to get the car parks loaded into our finder.
Parking Spaces are managed by both the public authorities (local authorities) and private individuals and companies. Please remember that while local authorities are mandated by the Government to provide free parking those in the private sector are doing it for other reasons. Largely to try to help NHS staff and care workers at this extremely difficult time.
We have split the parking spaces into 4 categories;
Please treat the car parks and spaces well and respect the other rules that are in place. The most common rules are;
Sometimes these rules may seem frustrating. However, they are in place for a reason. Please help everyone provide effective car parks by following the simple rules which will be displayed on signs around the car parks.
If you do not respect the rules then you may receive a parking or penalty charge. If you do so it is important you do not ignore it. Follow the process to appeal the charge and provide evidence about what happened.
It is important to understand the website has no control over any of the organisations who are kindly offering free parking.
The simple answer is no. You may park on any of the car parks listed on this website for free, while undertaking your work. However, you still need to abide by all other restrictions in place. For example, if there are bays specifically for motorists displaying a valid Blue Badge then you would need to ensure that you only park in those bays if you are displaying a valid Blue Badge. We are sure you will appreciate that all those managing the car parks are trying to help the NHS staff, social and health care workers and volunteer resonders in this extremely difficult time.
However, we do need assistance in helping those managing the car parks to protect them for the people who need them. Some common examples are listed below;
If you follow the simple rules on each car then the company/organisations managing the car park are delighted to offer you the free parking.
REMEMBER – ALWAYS READ THE SIGNS ON THE CAR PARK TO MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND.
It is important that the process of enforcement still occurs on these sites to ensure that the spaces remain there for you and other genuine users. Whilst those managing the car park will endeavour to ensure that you don’t receive a parking/penalty charge, there may be circumstances where they are issued. It is important you do not simply ignore these. Follow the process on the notice and appeal the charge.
Finally, we must take this opportunity to thank you all for your hard work and dedication. We are extremely proud of our country and the way it has come together at this extremely difficult time. There is no better example than you all we are all extremely grateful.