The government has revealed the location of seven "super vaccination" centres in England that are set to start offering Covid jabs as soon as next week.

Mass vaccination hubs at seven sites across England - including sports venues and London's ExCel convention centre - will begin operations next week, Downing Street has confirmed.

Hubs will be set up in London, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Surrey and Stevenage, Number 10 said.

Venues including the Etihad Tennis Centre in Manchester and Epsom Racecourse in Surrey will be converted into regional centres in an attempt to meet the Government target of vaccinating 14 million people UK-wide by February.

The vaccines will be deployed through hospital hubs before GP-led services later on in the week
The new hubs will be open next week

The Prime Minister's official spokesman told a Westminster briefing that the centres will also include Robertson House in Stevenage, the Centre for Life in Newcastle, Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol and Millennium Point in Birmingham.

The Prime Minister's official spokesman said: "They are opening next week.

"It may be the case that some open on a different day to others, but they will all open next week."

A dose of the Oxford University/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

The centres are expected to be staffed with a combination of NHS staff and volunteers, the spokesman added.

Other facilities under consideration include Derby Arena; the Black Country Living Museum, Dudley; Malvern's Three Counties' Showground, Worcestershire; Villa Park, home of Aston Villa FC; and Leicester Racecourse.

It comes after supermarket chain Morrisons confirmed that car parks at three stores - in Yeovil, Wakefield and Winsford - would host drive-through vaccinations from Monday, with a further 47 offered to the Government.

Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur have also offered the use of their stadium to the NHS as a venue to roll out the coronavirus vaccine.