Four Premier League club stadiums in London were used this weekend as test sites and vaccination centres in the fight against Covid-19. Brentford, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United have all been working with local NHS trusts to help people in their communities by offering their facilities, as well as staff. Residents across London were able to visit their local team and do their bit to reduce the spread of Covid-19.
At Brentford, we joined forces with Hounslow Council to host a mass PCR testing event for the borough’s residents on Saturday, 19 June, at our new stadium. Recently promoted to the Premier League, Brentford FC is supporting the Council's drive to get as many people tested as possible while giving an opportunity to visit the stadium. For the past few weeks, residents have been ‘Stepping Up’ for Hounslow by getting PCR tested and vaccinated to help tackle the Delta variant.
On Saturday, Chelsea's Stamford Bridge hosted a pop-up vaccination centre, where 6,000 doses of the Pfizer jab were administered. Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, paid a visit. Residents of east London boroughs were able to book ahead and receive their first jab at West Ham United's London Stadium.
The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium hosted a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic yesterday, Sunday 20 June, for anyone aged 18 and over. It is the second time this year the stadium has held such a clinic, and former Spurs players Ledley King, Gary Mabbutt and Ossie Ardiles were on hand early in the day to welcome attendees. The full story on how London's Premier League clubs helped out this weekend can be seen here.