With the NHS embarking on the largest mass vaccination programme in its history, a range of venues – chosen for location and operational capacity – have proved central to the emergency roll-out and adapted for temporary use.
But when COVID-19 vaccination could become a regular event, what scope is there to re-use these venues in the future?
Vaccination centres need to be accessible and, to the extent possible, pandemic resilient. While the decision on the physical appropriateness of any venue is up to NHS England, landlords and tenants considering whether to offer their properties for mass vaccination have a number of things to consider.
In this article for Estates Gazette, Clare Harman Clark, Lauren Fendick and Al Watson outline the legal risks and long-term planning implications of repurposing spaces into vaccination centres.