In December, the UK began rolling out much-awaited Covid-19 vaccinations. With two vaccines now being deployed and each requiring two doses, the UK faces huge logistical issues to get it to those who need it most. In response to these challenges, both BrewDog and Loungers have offered up their premises for use as vaccination hubs in order to speed up distribution.
Posting on LinkedIn, BrewDog CEO James Watt addressed Matt Hancock and Nicola Sturgeon. He said:
“We would like to offer our closed BrewDog venues to help with a quick roll out of the vaccine. For free. We have waiting areas, huge refrigerators, separate rooms for vaccinations and an ace team who can help organise.”
Bar chain Loungers followed suit, offering up their 170 sites for the same purpose. Their chairman Alex Reilley pointed out that Loungers operate sites in a number of areas that don’t currently have a vaccination hub, making them even more useful.
After a year that has seen divisions and challenges for so many, it’s incredible to see the hospitality sector coming together to support the government during the vaccine rollout. BrewDog teams are now in discussions with Nicola Sturgeon and the Minister for Vaccine Deployment. Let’s hope that the coming weeks see further developments, we’re certainly excited to see how the hospitality sector can help!
Story via Big Hospitality.