Tottenham offer stadium to NHS as a venue to roll out Covid-19 vaccine

Jonathan Veal, PA
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Tottenham have offered the use of their stadium to the NHS as a venue to roll out the coronavirus vaccine.

Premier League clubs said last month that they would be open to provide space for the health service to administer the injections and Spurs are the first to act.

It is another act of generosity from the London club, who allowed their facilities to be used as an outpatient’s unit for North Middlesex Hospital during the first lockdown.

The dressing rooms, interview rooms and media cafe were used by the hospital throughout the height of the first wave of Covid-19 to treat pregnant women, with 41,500 appointments delivered between April 14 and July 31.

The underground car park at the £1billion stadium was also used for coronavirus testing as well as being a distribution hub for the Felix Project – a food bank charity in the local area.

And now they have made their home available for the roll out of the vaccine as the Government target immunising 14 million people in the highest priority groups – the elderly, those with clinical needs, care home residents and staff and frontline NHS workers – by February 15.

Sky Bet Championship club Wycombe have also made function rooms at their Adams Park stadium available to thousands of local residents eligible for the jab.

Chief commercial officer Neil Peters said on the club’s official website: “It’s a real honour for Wycombe Wanderers to be able to play a part in combatting this pandemic by providing use of our stadium for the delivery of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.

“Like virtually every business in the country, we have been hit hard by the effects of Covid-19 and continue to explore every opportunity we can to run the football club successfully, and to support our local community in whichever way we can.

“Adams Park means so much to so many people because of the special achievements of the club over the past 30 years since it was built, and now it will be a place which will make a real life-changing impact for thousands of people who will hopefully be able to return to some kind of normality after being immunised against the disease.”