Welcome to the NHS Free Parking Search service

NHS staff, health and social care workers and NHS volunteers (critical care workers) can use this service to find free parking locations across the UK and check whether they need to register before they park.

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About the service

Council Car Parks

All council car parks are providing free parking for these critical care workers. This service enables you to search for parking near to where you need to go. You do not need to register in advance for council operated parking. But you do need to do one of the following to prove your eligibility:

  • Display the universal government parking pass, available through your employer, in your windscreen,
  • Display a permit already issued for COVID-19 free parking from the local authority operating the car park,
  • Use any other evidence which has been agreed as valid by the local authority operating car park such as virtual permits.

Private Car Parks

Many non-council car parks, as well as some privately owned spaces and driveways, are providing free parking to critical care workers. The search facility will help you find them. Each operator may have their own requirements for registering eligibility, advertised on their websites or with signage at the car park.

Find free NHS parking

Search below for free parking for critical care workers close to where you need to be.

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More than 1,000,000 parking spaces at your disposal

12,000 Local Authority Car Parks

2,000 Commercial Car Parks

4,000 Private Driveways

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