To administer the coronavirus vaccine, Tottenham offered the NHS the use of its stadium. Premier League clubs said last month that they will be prepared to provide space for injections to be performed by the health service, and Spurs are the first to act.
It’s another act of kindness from the London club that made its facilities available during the first lockdown as an outpatient clinic for North Middlesex Hospital. It’s time to say goodbye to our friends at @NorthMidNHS, who will move their Women’s Outpatient Services back to the hospital over the weekend, housed at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium since April. #THFC #COYS- Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 31, 2020 At the height of the first Covid-19 surge, the locker rooms, interview rooms and media café were used by the hospital to treat pregnant women, with 41,500 appointments between 14 April and 31 July. At the 1 billion-pound stadium, the underground parking garage was also used for coronavirus research and acted as a delivery station for the region’s Felix Project – a food charity. And now, as the government plans to vaccinate 14 million people in the highest priority categories – the elderly, people with clinical needs, care home residents and workers, and frontline NHS staff – they have made their homes eligible for the vaccine launch by February 15. Sky Bet Championship club Wycombe has also made function rooms available for thousands of eligible local residents at its Adams Park stadium to receive the vaccine. During the coming weeks, our Adams Park home will be used as a coronavirus vaccination hub, with thousands of eligible local residents due to visit the stadium to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech jab. https://t.co/TtOs2WJJVo- Wycombe Wanderers (@wwfcofficial) January 6, 2021Chief Commercial Officer Neil Peters told the official website of the club, “It is a great honor for Wycombe Wanderers to be able to play a part in combating this pandemic by making our stadium available for the delivery of Pfizer/Covid-19 BioNTech’s vaccine. “We have been hit hard by practically every business in the country. “Adams Park means so much to so many people because of the special achievements of the club over the last 30 years since it was built, and now it’s going to be a place that will have a truly life-changing impact on thousands of people who will hopefully be able to return to some kind of normalcy after being vaccinated against the disease.”