Page last updated: 18 March, 2021, 9:15am
Darlington Arena, Darlington
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust cannot answer any personal queries about vaccine appointments. If you have any queries please ring 119.
You can attend the Large Vaccination Centre at the Darlington Arena 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 wheelchairs are available on site but are limited so 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 Darlington Arena
We understand that some people will need some support to park, get lifts to and from the Darlington Arena 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 On-Site Parking for those attending the Darlington Arena for their NHS Covid-19 Vaccination
The Darlington Arena will be making more than 700 car parking spaces available for people attending the NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Centre, located in Car Park A. This is the best option for parking if you are driving yourself to your vaccination appointment.
How will this work?
On-site parking at the Darlington Arena is free of charge for those attending their NHS Covid-19 Vaccination. Please enter the site via the marked entrance and park within Car Park A in the designated spaces.
How many spaces will there be?
The Darlington Arena have made over 700 spaces available for those attending their NHS Covid-19 Vaccination. Parking for NHS staff and volunteers will be located in the stadium’s East Car Park.
Need to be dropped off by someone else who will wait nearby whilst you get your vaccination?
From Monday 1st March you can be dropped off in Car Park A for your driver to wait whilst you get your vaccination.
Here’s a map of the parking plan at the Darlington Arena:
Please note any taxis should drop passengers off at the designated taxi point, before leaving via the marked exit route.
If you are a blue badge holder
There are limited accessible bays on the site for blue badge holders. You can enter the Darlington Arena via the marked entrance and proceed to the marked accessible bays. Please note these bays are for blue badge holders only. Please display your badge clearly.
Prefer to get a taxi home?
Should you wish to be picked up by taxi, please note we do not have telephone services operating within the centre and you should contact 1AB Taxis directly by calling 01325 282828 and request a pick up at the marked taxi point.
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.
Getting to the centre by public transport
The nearest bus stops are called ‘Brankin Drive’ and are located on Brankin Road, 270m from the main access into the Arena. This is on average a 4 minute walk.
The Brankin Drive bus stops are served by services 13A and 13B – 13B being the most direct/quickest from town and the 13A being the most direct/quickest to town. Both services operate every 30 minutes, so 4 journeys per hour.
In addition those residents in the Tees Valley that are eligible for the TeesFlex service operated by Stagecoach are able to book this service to access the Arena site for a vaccination appointment.