Tottenham Hotspur have turned their stunning new stadium into a vital facility being used by the NHS.

As the UK continues to battle against the coronavirus pandemic, the Tottenham Hotspur stadium now houses NHS equipment and has become a drive-in COVID-19 testing facility with swabbing for NHS staff, their families and dependents. It also acts as the Women’s Outpatient Services for the North Middlesex Hospital, to free up space for the hospital itself to treat patients with COVID symptoms, helping with the redirection of pregnant women away from the hospital.

Here is a summary of how Tottenham’s stadium is now being used:

Other Premier League clubs such as Brighton and Hove Albion have transformed their stadium into COVID-19 testing facilities, while as we previously reported Spurs are using their stadium as a hub for food to be distributed to the local community via the London Food Alliance which helps the most vulnerable people in England’s capital city.

The latest release from the UK government confirmed there have been 17,337 deaths due to the coronavirus pandemic across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, who reversed his initial decision to furlough all non-playing members of staff, is happy Spurs could help out.

“We are proud to be handing over our stadium to our wonderful NHS as we fight COVID-19 together,” Levy said. “We reached out to the NHS and the Mayor of London’s Office when the pandemic first started to explore ways in which our stadium’s facilities could be of use, so we are pleased to see this now becoming a reality. I should like to commend staff at North Middlesex Hospital, along with our own Stadium Operations team, who have worked tirelessly over recent weeks to find solutions to transform our stadium for such a vital cause.”

Take a look at the photos below to see how Tottenham have transformed their home to help their local community in its time of need.

Equipment has now been installed at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to operate drive-through COVID-19 testing and swabbing for NHS staff, families and their dependents. @SpursOfficial becomes the first @premierleague ground to be used for testing 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/aRUpOYi71i

— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) April 21, 2020

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Ecclestone claims ‘black people are more racist than white people’

Former Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has given an extraordinary interview regarding the Black Lives Matter movement and motorsport’s push for increased diversity, claiming that he would be “really unhappy” if Lewis Hamilton took past instances of racist abuse seriously…

Guardiola reveals Foden inspiration for superb final display

Pep Guardiola believes Phil Foden’s superb display in Manchester City’s Carabao Cup final win was fuelled by his omission at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium last week. The man of the match at Wembley on Sunday was an unused substitute when City…

Oldham appoint former Liverpool winger Kewell as new head coach

Oldham Athletic have appointed former Liverpool and Leeds United winger Harry Kewell as their new head coach. The news comes a day after Dino Maamria was dismissed by the League Two side after 10 months in charge. Former Australia international…

Froome a fading force, says supremo Lefevere

  The most successful manager in the history of the cycling isn’t shy about publicly dismissing fourtime Tour de France champion Chris Froome. In a recent column for Brussels newspaper Het Niuwsblad, Patrick Lefevere, who over the past 20 years…