Rangers offer Ibrox as base for vaccinations in fight against coronavirus

Rangers have offered up their facilities to both the UK and Scottish Government in the bid to fight coroanvirus.

Rangers have offered up Ibrox as a Covid vaccination centre. (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group)
Rangers have offered up Ibrox as a Covid vaccination centre. (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group)

Managing Director Stewart Robertson has written to the administrations in both Holyrood and Westminster to offer Ibrox Stadium as a vaccination centre, as well as Rangers staff members with the “relevant expertise” who could assist with the roll-out programme.

The letter read: “I write to offer our facilities at Ibrox to assist the national COVID-19 vaccination programme.

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“We are living in unprecedented times which require cooperation, action and input from all across society. Rangers Football Club would be delighted to support staff from the National Health Service, and the British military personnel involved in the country-wide vaccination process.

“I have already identified relevant expertise within my staff who can be placed at your immediate disposal, and we all stand ready to do everything we can to support the national effort, to vaccinate the population. We have large areas around the stadium normally used for matchday parking, and we have other facilities which could also be of use. As a club, we have ongoing and excellent relations with Police Scotland, with whom we regularly work to ensure the safe and efficient management of people and vehicles.

“In the meantime, please pass sincere thanks from all at Rangers Football Club, to the health and other professionals involved in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I have written in similar terms to the First Minister/ Secretary of State for Scotland.

“I look forward to hearing from you.”

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