Vaccination passports could take up to a year to complete, according to sources saying the prime minister plans to go ahead with the system soon.
Boris Johnson is expected to announce additional plans at Monday’s press conference, including a vaccine certification system, despite an outcry from MPs.
The daily mail Reports Boris Johnson will give the green light on Monday in hopes of reopening the country.
However, the idea of creating a new “Checkpoint Britain” has sparked a violent bipartisan backlash. Yesterday 72 MPs signed a pledge to oppose the “divisive and discriminatory” system.
There was also a huge outcry over the plans yesterday, with a litany of critics branding the idea as oppressive.
The policies were even criticized by a government adviser, with Professor Robert West warning that they would give people a false sense of security.
The level of opposition is a potential major problem for Mr Johnson if the plans require primary legislation to enact them.
And last night, a Whitehall source told Daily Mail ministers they were trying to win over angry Tory MPs by assuring them that any new passport scheme would only be temporary.
Although a decision has not yet been made on how long a system should last, the source stated that it is unlikely to last more than a year.
“It will be limited in time and I think the duration of the program will be measured in months,” the source said.
“The party won’t take anymore.”