Despite growing opposition, UK to begin Vaccine passport trials next month in theatres, stadiums
London, April 2, 2021 (AltAfrica)-Trials of coronavirus vaccine passport in UK could start as soon as next month, it has been revealed, this is despite growing opposition even from members of UK parliament
Theatres and stadiums will be the first to pilot the scheme under plans by Boris Johnson, reports MailOnline. They could later be extended to pubs, restaurants, nightclubs and cinemas.
UK vaccine passport trials are expected to begin after the NHS Covid-19 app has been updated, which will let people prove they have been vaccinated – which could be in weeks.
Reuters is reporting that more than 70 British lawmakers have already signalled their opposition to the introduction of so-called vaccine passports that the government is considering bringing in to help to open the economy as it starts lifting COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.
This is the pre-cursor to the domestic vaccine passport. https://t.co/jPrU0M7lp2— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) April 1, 2021
The Daily Telegraph newspaper reports that trials of COVID passports would begin within weeks during pilots at major sports events and possibly a music awards ceremony in the next two months to assess their impact.
It comes as Mr Johnson said Thursday on a trip to Middlesbrough that such passports are likely to be mandatory for people travelling abroad.
‘On the issue of vaccine certification, there’s definitely going to be a world in which international travel will use vaccine passports,’ he said.
‘You can see already that other countries, the aviation industry, are interested in those and there’s a logic to that.’ He then suggested they could have a domestic role – saying the Government needs to provide ‘maximum confidence’ to companies and customers in the UK.
On Friday Johnson said that a combination of immunity factors – if people have had the disease, a vaccination or had a COVID-19 test – would give businesses confidence.
It is thought the prime minister will give the plans the go-ahead on Monday, when he is expected to report the interim results of a study from Michael Gove.