Fans can get a Covid-19 jab at Brunton Park on their way to watch Carlisle United's game against Scunthorpe.

The Blues have confirmed that the NHS mobile vaccine bus will be outside the ground from 1pm on Saturday afternoon.

It will be on the west side of the stadium, near the Blues Store and Study Centre.

Bookies are not required and anyone aged 16 or over can get their first or second vaccinations.

The bus has been visiting various parts of Cumbria to encourage more people to get their Covid jab.

United chief executive Nigel Clibbens said the club was pleased to be lending its support to the fight against the virus.

He said: “We all know that coronavirus hasn’t gone away. 

“The number of cases of COVID-19 in Cumbria rose sharply again last week. There were 1,903 new cases recorded over that seven-day period, which was an increase of 20 per cent compared to the previous week. 

“We were contacted by the EFL in late July to say there was a nationwide NHS initiative looking for the support of EFL clubs to help with the vaccination programme. 

“Thanks to the EFL alerting us, we immediately put the club forward and we are now delighted that Carlisle United can help play its part in continuing the fight against the virus. 

“We have previously seen Brunton Park used as a testing site at the height of infection so we want to continue to do what we can.”

The team on the vaccine bus are offering the Prizer vaccine, as well as "limited" Astra Zeneca and Moderna doses for second jabs where there has been at least an eight-week gap since a first jab.

Clinical lead pharmacist Mohammed Altayar added: “We are excited to be at Brunton Park on Saturday.

"It will be a great opportunity for people to support your team and ensure you are protecting your community.

"We will happily chat to anyone about the vaccine if they have any questions, and we hope to be busy with people taking the opportunity to have it.”

Anyone who has drunk alcohol beforehand cannot receive a jab on Saturday, the vaccine team added.