Free parking for NHS staff and Care Workers will end at 12:01 am on Monday 19 July in line with the Government’s road map for COVID-19 reopening.
NHS organisations can apply for an All area medical/carer permit which can be used by their staff to park in Sheffield’s parking zones while treating patients. The permit is a paper disc with a timer which allows staff to park in any permit zone outside the city centre for a limited time.
These parking permits are for:
- NHS qualified medical practitioners
- NHS medical practitioners carrying essential equipment or drugs to treat a patient resident
If you don't work for the NHS
If you are a carer working for a non NHS mental health or healthcare
carer organisation you should apply for a carer's organisation parking permit.
You can’t use the permit to park in the city centre or Falding Street, Holme Lane, Loxley New Road and Vaughton Hill parking zones
Each permit costs £10 and is valid for a year. If you need to apply for a replacement permit it will cost £2.50.
How long a permit will last
Permits are issued for up to 12 months. It is your responsibility to ensure your permit is renewed.
Where you can use the permit
Carers can only use the permit for carrying out visits to clients or patients, not to park at their workplace or home.
You can park in any designated permit bay in a parking zone for 2 hours at a time. A permit does not guarantee you parking directly at an address.
You should make sure both the permit and timer disc are clearly displayed, that the vehicle is not parked in the same space for more than 2 hours and that the arrival time is set accurately.
If the client or patient regularly needs longer care visits, they may be eligible to apply for a resident carer permit. Clients or patients who require an occasional longer visit may provide a visitor permit.
Apply for a new permit
Once we have all your supporting evidence, we will respond to your application within 5 working days. If your application requires further investigation we will contact you within 28 working days.