Liverpool and Tottenham offer stadiums to NHS as coronavirus vaccine hubs

Liverpool and Tottenham offer stadiums to NHS as coronavirus vaccine hubs

Hubs will be set up in London, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Surrey and Stevenage, Number 10 said.

Venues including the Etihad Tennis Centre in Manchester, Epsom Racecourse in Surrey and Bristol City’s Ashton Gate stadium will be converted into regional centres in an attempt to meet the Government target of vaccinating 14 million people UK-wide by February.

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Other facilities under consideration include Derby Arena; Malvern’s Three Counties’ Showground, Worcestershire; Villa Park, home of Aston Villa FC; and Leicester Racecourse.

Tottenham’s £1bn venue was used during the first lockdown for antenatal care and it is currently also being used as a testing centre.

Liverpool would also be willing to open Anfield to the NHS. The stadium has already been used as a mass testing centre for the past few months.

The Premier League champions have been working in partnership with their local council throughout the pandemic and would continue to do all they could to support the council and the people of Liverpool.

There are now two approved vaccines being rolled out in the community, with the most vulnerable members of society being prioritised.

Professional footballers, however, will not be among the first vaccinated despite the Premier League revealing a record 40 positive tests on Tuesday.

The Premier League champions have been working in partnership with their local council throughout the pandemic and would continue to do all they could to support the council and the people of Liverpool.

There are now two approved vaccines being rolled out in the community, with the most vulnerable members of society being prioritised.

Professional footballers, however, will not be among the first vaccinated despite the Premier League revealing a record 40 positive tests on Tuesday.

Source: https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/12180563/liverpool-and-tottenham-offer-stadiums-to-nhs-as-coronavirus-vaccine-hubs