The UK government has abandoned plans for vaccine passports to enter crowded venues in England.
“I am pleased to announce that we will not pursue the vaccine passport plans,” Health Minister Sajid Javid told the BBC.
the to plan, which is expected to go into effect in late September, would have meant anyone visiting a crowded hall – like a nightclub – would have to show a full vaccination card.
“It can be said that most people instinctively probably don’t like the idea,” said Javid. “I never liked telling people to show their papers or something that is just an everyday activity.”
However, the idea is still “held in reserve as a potential option,” he said.
Earlier this month, Vaccination Minister Nadhim Zahawi announced called Passports were necessary to keep large venues open, which sparked outrage in the hospitality industry.
“That idea has always been discriminatory,” said the Greater Manchester nightly economic advisor. Sacha Lord. “We have proven that we can hold events safely.”
A few days ago there were parliamentarians in Scotland chosen Requiring a vaccination certificate from October 1 to enter crowded venues – including nightclubs, music festivals, and some football stadiums. The Night Time Industries Association called the plan has put the sector on a “dangerous path to devastation”.