Tottenham have become the first Premier League club to offer their stadium as a venue to roll out the Covid-19 vaccine.

The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in north London will provide an open space for the NHS to administer injections.

Spurs allowed their 62,000-capacity stadium to be used as an outpatients unit for North Middlesex Hospital during the first lockdown last year.

The dressing rooms, interview rooms and media cafe were used to treat pregnant women.

Championship club Wycombe Wanderers have also offered the use of the function rooms at their Adams Park stadium as a venue for vaccinations to be carried out.

The UK government is aiming to vaccinate all citizens aged over 70, the most clinically vulnerable and frontline health and care workers by mid-February, which will require about 13 million vaccinations.

Premier League clubs collectively said they would be willing to offer their facilities to help roll out the service, but Spurs are the first to act.

In response to the offer, a government spokesperson said: “We are very grateful for all offers of support as we continue to expand our vaccination programme.

“The NHS has decades of experience in delivering large scale vaccination programmes and has already vaccinated over a million patients with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. It will now begin putting its extensive preparations into action to roll out the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in the weeks and months ahead.”

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