The army have arrived at Ashton Gate stadium in Bristol to set up Britain's first mass coronavirus vaccination programme.

Troops have been spotted at Ashton Gate stadium in Bristol to prepare the site to be ready to vaccinate tens of thousands of people in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

NHS bosses have confirmed that people in Bristol could receive the vaccine as early as next Monday, starting with over 50s and key workers.

The vaccination trial will be administered by the North Bristol NHS Trust but the logistics of getting thousands of people into and out of the venue is being managed by the military.

The first contingent of army logistics officers were seen arriving at the stadium on Monday to begin the conversion.

The stadium's mass vaccination operation will be running 12 hours a day, and with its large indoor concourse spaces, large car park and convenient location, it is seen as an ideal location.

It's also not being used as a spectator venue with fans still not allowed to attend matches under Tier 3 restrictions.

According to NHS experts, between 75,000 and 110,000 people will receive vaccines every week from Monday, December 7, until April 5.