After initial missteps in their handling of the COVID-19 crisis, it looks as if Tottenham Hotspur are doing their utmost to make a difference and aid the NHS in the fight.
When announcing that they had reversed their decision to cut wages of non-playing staff and apply for the Government’s furlough scheme, the club also confirmed that the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will be re-purposed to aid the NHS.
It was revealed that the stadium would house the North Middlesex Hospital Women’s Outpatient Services and would also be used to operate drive-through COVID-19 testing and swabbing for NHS staff.
Now, the club has confirmed that the venue is being used to produce as many 1000 face shields per week for NHS staff on the front-line of the pandemic.
The club had previously invested in equipment like laser cutters and 3D printers to assist students of Highgate School, which is based within Lilywhite House.
Spurs have confirmed that this equipment is now being used to produce protective face shields, which are being produced at the stadium by expert DTE staff from Highgate School and teaching and support staff from LAET.
Spurs Web Opinion
The club was rightly criticised last week for their decision to furlough staff but they deserve credit for listening to the fans and reversing their decision. Tottenham has always been a club with strong roots to the local community and it is good to see that they are living up to that tradition by helping in the fight against COVID-19.
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