A PARKING platform is providing NHS workers with free parking across the UK.

Staff can register on YourParkingSpace where they will be given a unique code enabling them to use their NHS credentials to reserve spaces.

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Car parks that are available include ones at shopping centres, hotels and supermarkets, with many located near health facilities. In total there are 943 car parks.

YourParkingSpace is in ongoing discussions with its network of space owners and will continue to update its website and Twitter page with additional places to park.

It intends to extend the scheme to other key service workers over the coming weeks.

Anthony Gallagher, who works for the NHS, set up a petition asking the government to waive parking charges for NHS workers at hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic and it has already gained thousands of signatures.

Harrison Woods, chief cxecutive officer of YourParkingSpace, said: “In these unprecedented times, it’s important that we do what we can to help. With reduced public transport in many places and increased movement of health workers, we’re pleased to be working alongside supermarkets, shopping centres and hotels to assist key workers in this small way.

"We plan to add new spaces to the platform every day - hopefully it’s something that helps to make things easier for NHS staff and other key services workers.”

For more information on how to use the service and where you nearest car park is, go to www.yourparkingspace.co.uk/nhs-parking.