St Peter’s School, York, has been selected as a Covid Vaccination Training Centre by St John Ambulance as part of the NHS Covid Vaccination Programme.
St John Ambulance have been asked by NHS England to set up Covid Vaccination Training Centres across the UK, where they will train their existing First Aiders to be able to administer vaccinations.
Weekend training sessions will be held at St Peter’s School on Saturdays and Sundays from 6 February, with each course completed in a day.
St Peter’s has provided four ventilated training rooms, enabling St John Ambulance to train up to 90 volunteers each day whilst complying with social distancing regulations.
St Peter’s will be used as a Covid Vaccination Training Centre for up to nine weeks, depending on when the pupils return to Saturday School.
Jeremy Walker, Head Master of St Peter’s School, said: “I am so glad that we can support St John Ambulance in their vital work and play a small part in helping the rapid rollout of the vaccination programme.”
Watch the BBC Look North report below (broadcast Saturday 6 February 2021):