Mayor offering chance to watch Euros final to Londoners who get vaccinated

The Mayor of London is offering Londoners a ‘golden opportunity’ to watch the Euro 2020 final at Wembley to Londoners who get their first COVID-19 vaccination this week.

One lucky Londoner and a guest will be invited by Sadiq Khan to watch the game at Wembley Stadium – in the first major international football final to take place at the home of English football for 25 years.

If Londoners get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, or make an appointment for their first jab by Thursday 8 July, the Mayor is offering them a chance to watch the Euros final in the heart of central London at the ‘iconic’ Trafalgar Square Fan Zone.

The offer of tickets to watch the UEFA EURO 2020 final and the major advertising push to encourage Londoners to get the vaccines is the latest drive from the Mayor, who has been working with the Government and partners across London to promote the COVID-19 vaccine.

Image above: one lucky Londoner and a guest will be invited by Sadiq Khan to watch the game at Wembley Stadium

How to get tickets

To encourage more Londoners to get vaccinated as soon as possible, Sadiq is making available 50 pairs of tickets to watch the showpiece event of the championships in Trafalgar Square, to those who are eligible for their first vaccination.

From Today (7 July) Londoners can enter the online draw by providing proof that they attended a walk-in vaccination appointment this week for their first jab, or that they have booked an appointment to get their first dose.

Entrants who post on social media about having or booking the vaccine will be entered into the draw twice in an effort to spread the message of the importance of getting the jab as far as possible.

Full details of the draw are available on City Hall’s website, as is the online form which entrants are required to fill out to be eligible.

Image above: the Mayor is making available 50 pairs of tickets to watch the showpiece event of the championships in Trafalgar Square

Mayor in vaccine push before restrictions are lifted

The Government is expected to ease COVID-19 restrictions from July 19, but to be able to do that safely the Mayor says it is essential that as many Londoners as possible are vaccinated. More than 8.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have now been given to Londoners, with more than 3.6 million receiving two doses.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “It’s really important we continue to boost the number of young people coming forward to be vaccinated. To help encourage more people book their life-saving jabs, we are offering Londoners a golden opportunity to watch the EURO 2020 final in the iconic Trafalgar Square Fan Zone – with one lucky Londoner and a guest invited to see the game at the home of English football, Wembley Stadium. It could be an amazing day for our nation.

“We are already seeing the big difference that the vaccine is making in our fight against the virus, but the next two weeks are absolutely crucial in ensuring restrictions are lifted. I urge all Londoners to get both doses of the vaccine as soon as possible.

“As a global city we are leading the way in the rollout of the vaccine, and we will continue to do all we can to improve access from providing access to vaccine centres at convenient times for Londoners’ busy lives, as well as opening walk-in centres, for Londoners regardless of immigration status and GP registration.”

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