As reported last week, a growing number of sports stadia and arenas are offering up their facilities to help with the mass Covid-19 vaccination efforts. The latest team to provide a place for the jab is rugby’s Harlequins at its home of Twickenham Stadium’s Stoop.
The club confirmed on its website that the stadium will become a vaccination center, using the newly re-branded Chris Robshaw bar (formerly the king’s bar) to host vaccinations seven days a week, outside of matchdays, commencing soon.
The support of the vaccine rollout continues an outstanding history of collaborations between Harlequins and the NHS, with the Club having hosted NHS Blood & Transplant (NHSBT) blood plasma donations at the stadium throughout the Covid-19 situation to date and blood donations in years leading up to the pandemic.
The post read: ‘When it is the right time, people will receive an invitation to come forward for a vaccine – for most people this will be a letter, either from their GP or the national NHS.
People should not call the NHS or vaccine sites to get an appointment until they are contacted by the NHS. Information on the vaccine is available on the NHS.UK website’.
“We are delighted to support the response to this global pandemic. The Club has worked closely with the NHS for many years and we are delighted to continue this to support our local community at such a challenging time. Harlequins is much more than a rugby club and we feel a responsibility to serve our community through our profile and utilizing our facilities,” said Harlequins CEO Laurie Dalrymple.