Tottenham donate £1bn stadium as Covid-19 vaccine hub to help out NHS
Tottenham have offered their £1bn stadium as a potential venue to roll out the Covid-19 vaccine.
The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is set to be available to the NHS for the NHS to administer injections.
Spurs are the first Premier League club to offer their stadium with the ground having been used as an outpatients unit for North Middlesex Hospital during the first lockdown back in spring.
Wycombe have also offered the use of the function rooms at their Adams Park stadium as a venue for vaccinations.
The government aim to vaccinate all citizens over 70, the most clinically vulnerable and frontline health and care workers by mid-February.
The Mail claim the FA also volunteered the use of Wembley as a potential vaccination centre.
Footballers are not set to be priorities for the vaccination despite competitions continuing during the current lockdown.
That’s despite a record number of 40 positive tests in the Premier League with there being no intention to try and purchase vaccines privately.
Mass vaccination hubs at seven sites across England will begin operations next week.
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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.
Liverpool are also believed to be willing to open Anfield to the NHS while Villa Park is under consideration as a venue too.
There are now two approved vaccines being rolled out with Premier League fixtures continuing despite the rise in cases.
A number of fixtures have been postponed in recent weeks following outbreaks at Manchester City and Fulham, though the Premier League has not discussed the possibility of a circuit break for the season.
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