Page last updated: 24 February, 2021, 11:54am
Arnison Centre, Durham
Newcastle Hospitals cannot answer any personal queries about vaccine appointments. If you have any queries please ring 119.
You can attend Arnison Large Vaccination Centre if you have a booked appointment. People without an appointment will not be seen.
Arrive only a few minutes before your appointment time. This helps to ensure a steady flow of appointments through the centre. You can enter the car park no more than 15 minutes before your appointment time. Support is available for those with any concerns on arrival and you should remain in your vehicle until five minutes before your appointment time.
Please wear short sleeves, so we can vaccinate you easily.
You are welcome to bring a carer, if you need assistance. The centre is fully accessible and wheel chairs are available on site but are limited please speak to staff when you arrive.
In line with Government guidance, social distancing measures are in place at the centre. You must wear a mask, stay one metre away from other people, and clean your hands when you enter the building. Our friendly staff will help you when you arrive and show you the way.
Getting to Arnison Large Vaccination Centre
By public transport
Please check with the service operator to make sure you arrive in time for your appointment.
There are a number of buses to the Arnison Centre located adjacent to the COVID-19 Vaccination Centre.
Please visit: https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/north-east
Bus number 62 and 64 stop nearby and X12 is a 10 minute walk
Please visit: https://www.gonortheast.co.uk/services
Bus X20, Angel 21, N21, 50. 50A and Indigo 59 all stop nearby
The nearest train station is Durham which is a short walk from Durham bus station or service 40 provides direct access to the bus station
Travelling by car
Please look out for the signs ‘ Arnison Large Vaccination Centre’
There is adequate parking on the site and all signage and directional information by on-site staff should be followed.
We ask that you do not park in the Arnison Centre or the Lidl Car Park immediately adjacent to the site, but speak to our friendly security team who will direct you to an appropriate space in the car park.
From the A1(M) Exit at Junction 63 on the A167 Chester-le-Street and continue on the A167 until you reach the Pity Me junction. Turn left onto Rotary Way following road signage to the vaccination centre
From the A68 (Hexham / Corbridge) At Castleside exit onto A692 towards Consett and Leadgate then join the A691 toward Lanchester and Durham before turning left onto the A167 until you reach the Pity Me junction.
Blue badge holders
If you are a blue badge holder and are able to use a standard parking bay, please do. That means blue badge holders in wheelchairs and with adapted vehicles have access to limited disabled bays. All parking is close to the main entrance.
Travelling by taxi
If booking a taxi to attend the site, please book a taxi for your return home too. Your taxi will not be allowed to wait on the site.
When you are ready to leave, stay in the waiting area until you are told your taxi is ready for you. Taxi collection will be immediately outside the exit to the building.
Cycle parking is available on the site located in the main car park and the site is secure and supported by security staff.
Parking for members of staff :
To ensure that we prioritise patient parking, we ask that staff and volunteers only park at Abbey leisure centre, which is less than five minutes mins walk away.
Address: Abbey Leisure Centre, Abbey Rd, Pity Me, Durham DH1 5DQ
Parking is just in front of the building