The vaccination centre was the 11th to open in the county / credit: Joseph Locker

Coronavirus vaccination appointments have been cancelled due to a water issue at the Forest Recreation Ground centre.

A spokesman for the The Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said: “Forest Recreation Ground vaccination site has had to close due to a water issue. All appointments for this evening have been cancelled.”

The test centre had only just opened over the weekend on Saturday, January 23rd.

The opening of the Forest Recreation Ground centre took the total number of vaccination sites operated by the Nottinghamshire CCG to 11 across the county.

Andrew Conroy, chief operating officer of Tramlink said that the location was chosen to provide the public with an easily accessible vaccination centre.

“The Forest Park and Ride site is an ideal choice for a vaccination centre, located near the centre of Nottingham with plenty of space and good access so it’s good to see it being used to help protect local people”.

The closure of the new site is preceded by the revelation that as of January 17th, only 20 people over the age of 80 had received their second dose of the vaccine – contributing to Nottinghamshire having some of the lowest vaccination rates in the country.

Speaking of when the water issue would be resolved, the CCG added: “Any affected appointments will be re-booked as a priority. This will be resolved by 7am tomorrow (January 27).

By George Chouls