Page last updated: 22 February, 2021, 5:23pm
Centre for Life, Newcastle
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You can attend the Large Vaccination Centre at Centre for Life in Newcastle 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 vaccination centre. You can enter the car park no more than 30 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 vaccination 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 vaccination 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 the Centre for Life
We understand that some people will need some support to park, get lifts to and from the Centre for Life and wait to collect people as they receive their vaccinations. Please find some details below that we have put together to help you as you arrive and leave for your COVID-19 vaccination.
Free Parking at Newcastle’s Central Station for those attending The Centre for Life for their NHS Covid-19 Vaccination
London North Eastern Railway (LNER) will be making more than 370 car parking spaces available for people attending the NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Centre at Newcastle’s Centre for Life. This is the best option for parking if you are driving yourself to your vaccination appointment.
If you are being driven by someone else we would advise against using this location and we have provided details below regarding suitable alternatives for those providing lifts.
From Monday 18th January, LNER will offer spaces at Newcastle Central Station’s long stay car park (NE1 5DL) free of charge to people invited to receive the vaccine being administered at the city centre location.
How will this work?
Newcastle Central Station’s long stay car park is barrier-controlled and you will be given a ticket on entering. This entry ticket must be exchanged when checking in at the Centre for Life for a ticket which will allow exit from the car park free of charge. An exit ticket will only be provided by staff if the entry ticket is available so please ensure you bring your entry ticket with you to your appointment.
How many spaces will there be?
The LNER secure long stay car park at Newcastle Central Station, NE1 5DL, includes 374 spaces with 13 accessible bays and is a short walk along Neville Street to the Centre for Life at Times Square.
How far away is the Centre for Life?
Please see the map, turn left out of the station and take a short walk, heading towards Times Square. Turn left at the large television underneath the Centre for Life sign.
A number of spaces have also been agreed for the use of NHS staff and members of the vaccination team currently helping with the vaccine roll-out. Staff and volunteers should refer to the Process for Staff and Volunteer Parking (COVID Vaccine) and ensure they hold a valid Trust ‘off-site pass’. Further details of alternative staff parking are available at https://coronavirus.newcastle-hospitals.nhs.uk/staff-information/
As with other vaccination services people should wait to be invited by the NHS.
The NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Booking Service can only be used by those who have received an invitation letter.
Need to be dropped off by someone else who will wait nearby whilst you get your vaccination?
From Monday 18th January you can be dropped off nearby and we have secured some temporary parking spaces from Newcastle City Council for your driver whilst you get your vaccination.
Please refer to the map belowDrop off and collection map
You can be dropped off at Times Square, NE1 4EE (on Marlborough Crescent) and walk a short distance to the main entrance. The driver can drive round to wait in the Ord Street Coach Park, NE4 7AD (just past Jury Inn on Ord Street). City Council Parking attendants will be on hand to show them where to go and provide any support necessary.
We would recommend you are able to call the driver when you are leaving the vaccination centre. If you are not able to do this suggest your lift comes to collect you in approximately 45 minutes.
When you are ready to be picked up your lift can drive round to pick you up at the collection point neat the barrier on Forth Banks, NE1 3PG at the bottom of the Centre for Life.
If you are a blue badge holder
There are limited accessible bays on the site. You can enter the Centre for Life via the barrier off Forth Banks. On arrival, push the button and speak into the intercom and they will lift the barrier and let you get close to the entrance. Please note this is for blue badge holders only.
If you are being driven your driver can then exit the barrier and bear left and left again onto Marlborough Crescent. At the second set of traffic lights turn right onto Railway Street and drive round to Ord Street Coach Park wait in the car park (just past Jury Inn on Ord Street). Parking attendants will be on hand to show them where to go.
There is a range of parking near by. Please note we are not able to reserve spaces.
Times square – charged
Times Square Car Park is owned and operated by the International Centre for Life. More information is https://www.life.org.uk/times-square-car-park
Drop off point
Drop off is available just outside the centre
Prefer to get a taxi home?
We are working with the Trust’s contracted taxi providers Five Star Taxis and LA Taxis.
From Monday 18th January you will be able to collect a numbered ticket as you leave the vaccination centre. This ensures you are allocated to a Five Star or LA taxi from the rolling taxi rank according to the number on your ticket. Should you wish to utilise your own preferred taxi company, please note we do not have telephone services operating within the centre and you should contact them directly and request a pick up at the collection point on Forth Banks.
Please note we are aware that some taxi companies are offering free taxis and subsidised rates and we would strongly advise you to fully review all Terms and Conditions of these offers.