BREWDOG has offered its venues as Covid-19 vaccination centres.

The UK’s largest independent brewery has offered its pubs to the UK and Scottish government to be used as immunisation centres.

Brewdog in Grand Parade, Brighton is currently closed in line with Tier 4 restrictions.

The chain’s co-owner James Watt tweeted Health Secretary Matt Hancock and First Minister of Scotland with the suggestion.

He wrote: “Hi @MattHancock and @Nicola Sturgeon.

“We would like to offer our closed @BrewDog venues to help with a quick roll out of the vaccine. For free.

“We have waiting areas, huge refrigerators, separate rooms for vaccinations and an ace team who can help organise.

“We want to help.”

Nicola Sturgeon has already picked up on the offer and said she would inform her vaccination team.

Matt Hancock, however, is yet to respond to the suggestion.

The news comes after the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab was approved for use in the UK, paving the way for mass rollout.

The UK has ordered 100 million doses of the vaccine – enough to vaccinate 50 million people.

A Department of Health and Social Care spokesman said: “The Government has today accepted the recommendation from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to authorise Oxford University/AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine for use.

“This follows rigorous clinical trials and a thorough analysis of the data by experts at the MHRA, which has concluded that the vaccine has met its strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness.”