Cyclist refused entry for COVID jab – because facility was drive-through only | road.cc
John Cooper said letter inviting him to have vaccine at Carmarthen Showground made no mention of restrictions
A Carmarthenshire man has revealed he was refused admission to the site where he was due to have his coronavirus vaccination – because he arrived by bike, and was told it was a drive-through facility only open to motorists.
John Cooper said that there was nothing in the appointment letter to suggest that people not arriving at the facility at Carmarthen Showground would be turned away if they were not in motor vehicles, reports Wales Online.
The 61 year old had ridden his bike from his home in Ammanford to Swansea railway station, a distance of at least 16 miles, before taking a train to Carmarthen and completing his journey to his appointment by bike.
When he arrived, however, he was told by security staff that he could not be admitted, because it was a drive-through facility.
But there was no mention of any such restriction in the letter offering him an appointment, with Mr Cooper saying: “Why didn’t it say in my letter of invitation that this was a drive-thru facility? Of course then I would have phoned the number given and rearranged the appointment.