A mass coronavirus vaccination centre has been established at Bromley’s Civic Centre, with the capacity to jab 1000 people a day.

The centre will operate four days a week out of the Great Hall, extending its opening hours to seven days after more volunteers receive training.

Car parking charges have been suspended in the multi-storey car park adjacent to the building to make it easier for residents to visit.

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Bromley Council Leader, Cllr Colin Smith, said: “I am absolutely delighted that we have been able to support our NHS colleagues by providing the location for their new vaccination centre in this way.

“We knew from the moment we were asked to help that the Civic Centre site was the ideal venue, with so many people living nearby and the various transport links available for those living a little further away. So, it has proved.

“The opening of this centre is seriously good news for Bromley and I strongly encourage everyone to take up their offer to come and receive your jabs, whenever that call up comes.

“The more of us that do, the more quickly we get to finally defeat this dreadful virus and get our lives and freedoms back on track in time for summer.”

The vaccine rollout has already reached 90 per cent of in the over 70s, over 80 per cent of the 65-69 age group in Bromley.

The borough also has the highest level of those who are clinically extremely vulnerable with over three-quarters having been vaccinated.

Additionally, care staff and unpaid carers have also been offered the vaccine, with many already taking this up.

Appointments are offered at either a hospital site, at general practice sites, via a roving service for those unable to travel and now at the Civic Centre.

Residents are asked to use the first entrance to the Multi-storey car park adjacent to the Civic Centre as the ‘normal’ second entrance will still be operating as a paid-for car park for those not visiting the Vaccination Centre.

Anyone in priority groups or who is over 60 can now book appointments online