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Lockmeadow Odeon opens again - as a COVID vaccination centre

Thursday 4th February 2021

THE Odeon Cinema at Lockmeadow has become a COVID-19 vaccination centre.

Today, there was a steady stream of users entering and leaving the complex which has been shut for months because of the pandemic.

Two security staff directed cars into a car park set aside for patients arriving for their jabs.

The Pharmacy2U programme began at 8am yesterday.


Patients were NHS via letter, text or email with information on how to make an appointment.
Pharmacy2U CEO Mark Livingstone said: “We are incredibly proud at Pharmacy2U to help play our part in protecting the most vulnerable people against Covid-19.
"The launch of our sites marks a huge step in increasing the number of people that will have access to the vaccine and we feel privileged to be able to do so."

The Lockmeadow complex was controversially bought by Maidstone Borough Council at the end of 2019 in a secret deal for £19m but has been shut for most of that time because of Coronavirus.