Edgbaston Stadium’s Exhibition Hall is set to be transformed into an NHS COVID-19 vaccination centre from Monday 15 March.

Having previously accommodated an NHS drive-through testing centre on its car park and delivered a food bank and a Christmas toy appeal from within the stadium, the vaccination centre at Edgbaston will be operated wholly by the NHS with the treatments administered to those who have been contacted direct and have subsequently booked an appointment.

No vaccinations will be given to anyone who turns up on-site or does not have a pre-booked appointment.

Stuart Cain, Chief Executive of Edgbaston Stadium, said: “We’re very proud of the community response that Edgbaston and our staff have made since the outbreak of COVID-19 and we are delighted that we can continue to play a major role in this by accommodating one of the region’s main vaccination centres.

“As a venue and major business operating within the West Midlands, we’re committed to playing our part and to supporting the great work of the national vaccination programme and in helping the country fight back against COVID.

“Given the success of the vaccination programme to date, we’re very excited at the prospect of welcoming back crowds to Edgbaston in the coming weeks. To protect the health and safety of everyone, we recommend that everyone who is offered a vaccination that they take it at the first possible opportunity.”