M&S, Waitrose and pharmacies still operating. Free parking for NHS staff
Westfield White City. Picture: Chmee2
Westfield shopping centre in Shepherd’s Bush has closed all non-essential outlets in line with government advice to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.
All shops are shut except for grocery stores, including M&S Foodhall and Waitrose and pharmacies, including Boots.
They urge anyone coming to the centre to purchase essential items, to practice social distancing and be considerate to other customers and employees in these stores.
M&S Foodhalls and Waitrose are offering bespoke services to help at this time, including reserved shopping times for the vulnerable and key workers.
Waitrose is also protecting batches of hard to find and essential stock exclusively for NHS workers, whilst also providing them with a priority checkout process.
Boots has an NHS contract to provide NHS pharmacy services to the local community.
With the increasing shortage of availability of online delivery, Westfield say the retail teams at these stores are working around the clock to stock their shelves and provide hard to purchase items for our communities.
They are also offering free parking to NHS workers.
To do so, the entitled person just needs to follow the simple steps below;
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org from either an NHS email address or, from another domain name with a scanned copy of an NHS ID card attached, with the following three bits of information;
1. Person’s Name
2. Car Registration Plate
3. Preferred Centre – Westfield White City or Westfield Stratford.
If the email is sent before 4pm, access will be given from midnight that night and any requests received after then will be processed and access will be live from midnight the day after.
Once the NHS worker’s details have been uploaded and they are able to use the free parking, they will receive an email from URW explaining where to access the Car Parks, how the offer will work and what to do in the event of any issues.
The car park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and there will be no restriction on what time you can arrive or leave. The free parking will be reviewed weekly and although they reserve the right to remove it at any time, they expect it to remain in place for as long as the current government restrictions are valid.
March 28, 2020