Brewdog and Loungers offer venues as vaccine centres

Brewdog and Loungers have offered their closed venues to the government to help with the roll out of the Covid-19 vaccinations.

It comes after Brewdog CEO James Watt tweeted to health secretary Matt Hancock and Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon that the company wanted to “help with a quick roll out of the vaccine’.

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, seperate rooms for vaccinations and an ace team who can help organise. We want to help.”

In an additional update Watt also revealed that Brewdog is now in discussions with the minister for vaccine deployment Nadhim Zahawi on how it can assist. 

The offer was also supported by Alex Reilley, the CEO of bar and dining chain Loungers, who added that the idea was “great thinking”.

He said: “Great thinking, as always, from BrewDog and one that we’d love to also support – 170 sites across England and Wales, the majority in suburbs and small towns.”

He also added that Loungers has a “significant number” of sites in areas listed without a vaccine hub such as Newark, Bedford, Aylesbury, Nuneaton, Mansfield and “here to help”.

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