Multiple racecourses now vaccination centres

Features | 11th January 2021

Seven racecourses around the UK are helping their local communities in the fight against COVID-19 by becoming vaccination centres.

Racing has come together to work alongside the NHS and the government to help the most vulnerable get vaccinated and provide hope in this battle against COVID-19.

Epsom, Beverley, Newcastle, Windsor and Leicester were the first five racecourses that became vaccination centres. Brighton and Newbury racecourses have now joined the effort against COVID-19. More racecourses are expected to be part of the effort as well over the next three months. You can see the exact location of each of the racecourse on our Find A Racecourse page.

There have been over 2 million vaccinations in the UK to date and the government aims to ramp up the number of vaccinations to two million a week later in the year. Racecourses will play their part in their local communities towards the UK becoming COVID free as soon and as safely as possible.

Chief Executive of Beverley racecourse said “A cheer went up as the vaccine delivery arrived at the car-park, which put into perspective just how much this means to people.”

“The racecourse team has been busy working alongside the doctors and nurses preparing the site, and we look forward to a rapid and smooth roll out, which in turn will hopefully see a return of crowds to the Westwood this summer.”

Vaccinations at Beverley racecourse. Racecourse vaccination centres
Vaccinations at Beverley racecourse. Credit: Racing Together

Epsom Downs is one of seven ‘super’ vaccination centres around the country. You can find the other super vaccination centres here.

Nevin Truesdale, Jockey Club SEO, said, “very proud of our team at Epsom Downs which is now a ‘super’ Vaccination Centre. So pleased that we at The Jockey Club are doing our part to help the country out of the pandemic situation.”

To find out more information about the racecourse vaccination centres or if you have a vaccination appointment at one of the centres, contact the individual racecourse.