Statement over proposed Covid-19 vaccination centre

The Council has issued the following statement with regards to a proposal to open a Covid-19 vaccination centre at the Council offices in Southfield Road, Loughborough.

A spokesperson for the Council said: “We can confirm the Council is in negotiations with the NHS about using its offices in Loughborough as a potential Covid-19 vaccination centre.

“The details are yet to be finalised so this is still only a proposal at this stage.

“However, clearly as a Council we will do anything we can to support the battle against this virus.

“The Council has supported residents and local businesses throughout the pandemic and should this proposal go ahead, we would be proud to play our part in the vaccination programme.

“The offices have capacity as many more staff are working from home and that is a trend that is likely to continue long term. Our understanding is the centre could open mid-December.”