Downing Street have confirmed on Monday that the NHS Nightingale Hospital in London has now been placed “on standby.”
Boris Johnson’s spokesman confirmed that this is due to limited demand and there are no new coronavirus admissions expected.
The Prime Minister’s spokesman said, “It’s not likely that in the coming days we will need to be admitting patients to the London Nightingale while coronavirus in the capital remains under control.
“That’s obviously a very positive thing and we remain grateful to everybody in London for following the government’s advice in helping to protect the NHS.
“What the Nightingale will be is effectively placed on standby so it would be ready to receive patients should that be required, but we are not anticipating that will be the case.”
The temporary field hospital which was built at London’s ExCel Centre has the capacity to hold up to 4,000 patients with two morgues.