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Car Share Permit Information

Covid 19 update - Monday 14th June (13:00)

All existing car share permits issued will continue to be valid until further notice. Permit holders will be contacted in advance of any renewal process.

The Scottish Government have published guidance for car sharing during the current period. This information is being reviewed regularly, so please continue to check back for further updates. 

You should only travel with members of your own, or extended, household. We recognise that there may be occasions when there is no alternative but to travel with people from out with your household.

This should be limited as much as possible. On such occasions, you should:

⦁ keep to small groups of people, up to 6 at any one time
⦁ keep your distance and take care entering and exiting the vehicle
⦁ sit as far apart as possible in the vehicle, avoiding face-to-face
⦁ maintain good ventilation by keeping the car windows open
⦁ wear a face-covering, unless you are exempt
⦁ clean your hands before and after your journey
⦁ if the vehicle is your responsibility, clean the door handles and other areas that people touch.
⦁ If you regularly share transport whether it is a car or minibus or other private vehicle, try and share with the same people each time.

For more information on this, please click here.

NHSGGC encourages staff to car-share where practical and possible. Car sharing can help you reduce your daily travel costs while helping to reduce CO2 emissions at the same time. You can take turns driving and you don’t have to do it every day. It’s completely flexible.

Regular car-sharers save on average £80 a month – that’s nearly £1000 per year! They drastically reduce CO2 emission which helps towards a healthier and happier community.

Please note that car share permits are available on selected sites, West Glasgow ACHQEUHGartnavel Hospitals Campus and RAH. 

    • Reduce your individual carbon footprint.
    • Make new friends.
    • Reduce stress, share the driving.
    • No need to change your insurance.


Car Share Information and Application Form

  1.   Contact the travel plan office by email [email protected] or phone 0141 451 1646 /0141 451 1647. 
  2.   Complete the Application Form for each car share team member. This is an online process, via Staffnet, and the travel plan office will process your application and notify applicants within 10-14 working days.  *only available through intranet.

Permit holders must observe the following terms and conditions.

Permits can only be used for car share journeys and must not be used for single occupancy journeys. If team members are on leave then the car share permit cannot be used.

Please ensure your car share team is still in place when you enter the car parks as attendants will be monitoring the car share permit spaces.

The permit is issued for use by members of the car share group ONLY. It is not transferable and must not be used for single occupancy journeys.

Misuse or breaches will result in the permit being withdrawn.

Notify the Travel Plan office ([email protected]) if your team membership changes.

Please notify by return if you no longer require a car share permit.

Staff are encouraged to extend the membership of their car sharing teams and are encouraged to find additional matches for your commute.

For more information contact Travel Plan Office on 0141 452 1467 [61467] or e-mail [email protected]

There has been some concern recently regarding insurance for those officially car sharing.  Please see below for clarification*

The Association of British Insurers is supportive of car sharing and have agreed that insurance cover will not be affected if passengers contribute towards your journey costs (including fuel, vehicle depreciation and associated vehicle running costs), as long as lifts are given in a vehicle seating eight passengers or less. The principle being that a profit is not made from private travel.

Over 300 insurance providers are members of the ABI, accounting for about 95% of the motor insurance market in the UK. Drivers with any concerns, however, should check with their own insurance company as terms and conditions may vary between insurance providers over time

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Last Updated: 15 June 2021