A CITY centre vaccination centre is set to relocate.

The vaccine centre in Westgate Leisure, Chichester, is relocating to Northgate car park on Saturday, September 25.

The site will feature a purpose-built vaccination centre, with staff ready to vaccinate the public with booked appointments and walk-ins from 8.30am to 7pm each day.

Vaccinations will continue at Westgate Leisure until 3pm on Friday, September 24, before the move.

Anyone who has an appointment booked at Westgate Leisure on or after September 25 will be contacted by text message and email and informed about the change of location for their vaccination.

The date and time of the appointment will remain the same.

Walk in vaccinations for all adults, as well as 16 and 17-year-olds, are also available at the new Northgate vaccination centre.

The Covid-19 testing site will continue to be located in Northgate car park.

The Westgate Leisure vaccination centre was one of five large vaccination centres opened by Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust earlier this year - delivering up to 1,000 vaccinations a day during peak demand.

Since opening on February 18, the centre has been staffed by 200 SCFT staff members, with support from more than 220 volunteers.

To date, the centre has delivered over 120,000 first and second dose vaccinations at the centre.

Siobhan Melia, chief executive of Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, said: “I know that our amazing team of staff and volunteers will continue to offer the same great service to residents from Chichester, and beyond, in our new home at Northgate.

“I want to thank everyone who has supported our vaccination efforts in Chichester, including those working behind the scenes, for making the move from Westgate to Northgate as smooth as possible.

“Even though we’ve moved, all booked appointments remain valid and it’s really important that if you have one, you still attend for your first or second jab.”

Councillor Eileen Lintill, leader of Chichester District Council, said: “We are really pleased to continue being able to support the national vaccination effort and ensure that people in and around Chichester can access a centrally located vaccination centre in the city.

“The site at Northgate is well located in the car park, and I would encourage everyone to attend their appointments and get their vaccinations as we head into winter.”

To book your Covid-19 vaccination appointment, please call 119, visit the NHS or Sussex Health and Care Partnership websites.