Nuneaton gym and cinema opening as vaccination sites tomorrow

Mason Moore and Vaughan Moore | 9 March 2021

NUNEATON’S PureGym on Chapel Street in the town centre will start being used as a new coronavirus vaccination centre as of tomorrow (10 March).

(Supplied: Vaughan Moore / HFP)

Signs have been spotted on the doors to the gym, commonly used by gym-goers and fitness fanatics, which reveal that it has became a vaccination site.

They simply read: “NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Centre”, and show that they have transformed their facilities with the help of Crest Pharmacy.

PureGym’s Chapel Street entrance (Supplied: Mason Moore / HFP)

On the ground floor, a one-way system path has been created, as well as covered screens so that residents can receive their vaccinations in private, as well as a space for information and an assessment.

Gym equipment inside has been pushed to the back of the venue to make the facility a more spacious environment.

Pictured: The ground floor as of 9 March, ready for the first wave of vaccinations (Supplied: Mason Moore / HFP)

Back in January 2021, bosses for the fitness chain reveal that they were offering their sites across the United Kingdom as vaccination centres, to help quicken the roll-out of the vaccine, however the fitness group have only just been taken up on this offer two months later for their location in town.

The vaccinations will take place at the site for four months.

If indoor gyms are given the go-ahead to re-open by the expected date of 12 April, vaccines will still be handed out to residents inside whilst gym-goers use the facility, in a way where users will not be disrupted.

Odeon opening as vaccination hub tomorrow

The PureGym location is not the only Nuneaton-based venue to become a new vaccination centre tomorrow.

The Odeon Luxe Cinema at Bermuda Park will operate as a pop-up vaccination centre for residents through Pharmacy 2 U, a firm who are setting up vaccine venues on behalf of the NHS.

Odeon Luxe will become a vaccination hub (Google Street View)

The Cinema site will only be used by those who have booked their appointments and have a reference number to receive the vaccination.

How to book

As first reported by The Coventry Telegraph online, appointments have already been booked for both venues starting tomorrow, but vaccines can still be booked.

Appointments can only be booked once contacted by the NHS through a text message, email, or letter, with full guidance on how to book your appointment.

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