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Key workers - Parking provision

Find out if you're a key worker, and parking information for key workers

Parking provision for key workers

To support the many key workers as identified by the Government, we're introducing free parking in priority car parks in King's Lynn and Hunstanton. 

From 2 April 2020, key workers will be able to park in the following car parks free of charge:

  • Austin Fields East - near the sorting office, King's Lynn
  • Vancouver Quarter car park - Sainsburys upper deck, King's Lynn
  • Central Car Park, Hunstanton

To be able to park for free, you'll need to get a document or card from your employer. This must have the following:

  • your employer's logo
  • confirmation that you are a key worker as set out in the Government's guidance
  • an authorised signatory

Please place the document/card on your dashboard.

This parking provision will be in place for the duration of the current stay home arrangements announced by Government last week. If the initial three week period announced by Government is extended, then this parking arrangement will be extended for as long as necessary.

Parking permit holders

Key workers who currently have parking permits will also benefit from the key workers parking. If you have an existing virtual permit, we'll extend any subsequent permit you have, once the Covid19 response is over, by however many days are left on your current permit.

Please email parkingpermits@west-norfolk.gov.uk to register your request. Please include your registration number and current permit number within the email. Once Covid19 is over and you apply for a new permit, you'll need to email parkingpermits@west-norfolk.gov.uk again, this time include your new permit number along with your registration number. Then we'll extend your new permit by the amount of days left on your old one.

List of key workers

During the current COVID-19 outbreak, those considered a key worker include:

  • NHS staff
  • social care workers
  • schools and nurseries
  • police officers
  • court staff
  • religious staff
  • journalists
  • some government staff
  • delivery workers
  • supermarket staff
  • Army and MoD
  • firefighters 
  • prisons and probation
  • transport workers
  • 'infrastructure' including gas and electric
  • some financial services

The types of key worker roles are outlined in more detail on the GOV.UK website.