BANGOR City FC will be lending their facilities to the community to assist in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

The Citizens’ are providing their stadium and club facilities for a Local Assessment Centre to help manage the treatment of patients with symptoms of Covid-19.

This came at the request of president Domenico Serafino, who also recently donated £5,000 to Ysbyty Gwynedd’s intensive care unit during the early stages of the lockdown.

He said: “I am very happy to offer the club’s facilities freely, at no cost, so that the health authorities can carry out the examinations.

“Right now people’s health comes first and that is the priority for the club. It is important to carry out the assessments in order to tackle coronavirus and the club has the facilities in order to provide it.”

The club has been working with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and Arfon GPs to set up the centre over the past few weeks. The initiative has also received support from Nantporth CIC and Bangor City Council.

The centre will not be testing patients for Covid-19 and has been set-up for those who are offered an appointment.

Dr Nia Hughes, Arfon GP Cluster Lead, said: “The Arfon GP Cluster will be using the facilities at the Bangor City Football Club, Nantporth, Bangor, as its COVID-19 assessment hub.

“We will have a team of GPs and administrative staff based here during core GP hours, to see patients with potential Covid symptoms who have been triaged by their own GP to require further clinical assessment of their symptoms.

“This is to try to keep Covid and non-Covid patients separate from each other, to protect both patients and staff.

“We are very grateful to Bangor City Football Club, Nantporth CIC and Bangor City Council for their support.”