UK Covid passports being looked at for music festivals, clubs and trips abroad last minute news


PremierLeague-News.Com

- The review is one of several being carried out to see what role testing and vaccines can play in reducing restrictions over the coming months

UK Covid passports being looked at for music festivals, clubs and trips abroad last minute news


PremierLeague-News.Com

- The review is one of several being carried out to see what role testing and vaccines can play in reducing restrictions over the coming months

UK Covid passports being looked at for music festivals, clubs and trips abroad last minute news
22 February 2021 - 17:30

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Ministers are looking at Covid 'passports' and a relaxation of social distancing rules under a range of reviews aimed at reopening the economy and allowing gatherings such as music festivals this summer. Alongside its new ‘roadmap’ for ending Covid-related rules, which sets out a rough timetable for an end to all restrictions in the mid-June, the government is carrying out four separate reviews intended to report back over the coming weeks. One of those is the potential use of Covid ‘passports’, which have been mooted in some quarters as a way of opening up parts of the economy sooner. Officially referred to as ‘Covid-status certification’, ministers and officials will look at whether proof of a negative test or of vaccination can be used to reduce risk ‘and the potential uses to enable access to settings’, according to the roadmap document published this afternoon. Previously the idea has been floated as a potential way to reopen live venues and the night time economy, although the government had said until now that it had no such plans. Manchester's night-time economy has been shut for much of the last year (Image: Joel Goodman) There have been concerns raised about the morality and ethics of such a move, however - with privacy worries around the use of health data one of those issues flagged by critics. According to the roadmap, government will weigh up the privacy, ethical, legal and practical aspects of the idea as part of its review, as well as the potential for it to disproportionately hit some groups of people. It is expected to report back its findings before June 21, the final stage in its intended roadmap out of restrictions. Ministers are also set to look at the use of testing in order to allow big events to reopen. Read More Related Articles Everything Boris Johnson said as he announces new rules and dates for lockdown roadmap Read More Related Articles The roadmap rules on holidays and travel - and when stay at home will end They will carry out an ‘events research programme’ during the Spring, working with industry, to see whether ‘enhanced’ testing could find ways to reduce the need for social distancing at gigs and other gatherings. A series of pilots will take place in April - with the findings informing the government’s hopes of allowing large indoor gatherings to take place as normal later in the summer, as part of the final stage of its easing plan. That would then, they hope, mean that nightclubs could open and music festivals take place from June 21. Similarly, they will also look at social distancing in a separate review.

News source = PremierLeague-News.Com

. The move is not thought to be aimed at increasing the use of masks, but rather looking at the possibility of how and where the rules could be relaxed. Should Covid passports be introduced? Have your say in our comments below That review is also expected to report back by mid-June - again, in order to ensure the fourth and final set of lockdown measures can be safely eased. “Social distancing is difficult and damaging for businesses and, as a result, it is important to return to as near to normal as quickly as possible,” says the roadmap. “Ahead of step four, as more is understood about the impact of vaccines on transmission and a far greater proportion of the population has been vaccinated, the government will complete a review of social distancing measures and other long-term measures that have been put in place to limit transmission. Ministers want to safely reopen international air travel in May (Image: Joel Goodman) “The results of the review will help inform decisions on the timing and circumstances under which rules on 1m+, face masks and other measures may be lifted. The review will also inform guidance on working from home - people should continue to work from home where they can until this review is complete.” Finally the Department for Transport will lead an air travel review, which will look at how both inbound and outbound international travel could be allowed while still avoiding the risk of importing new cases and new variants. It is effectively looking at a way to allow vaccinated people to travel in and out of the UK, working with other nations that are developing similar plans. Nevertheless, it doesn’t expect that work to be completed fast. In the meantime, restrictions on international travel ‘are likely to continue for the near future’, says the roadmap. The review will report back on April 12, after which ministers will decide whether or not international travel - and so holidays abroad - will be safe to reintroduce from May 17 at the earliest. Read More Related Articles What the roadmap says about meeting people indoors Read More Related Articles When will you be able to see friends and family again in new lockdown rules

Source =

PremierLeague-News.Com

This news 21 hits received.

COMMENTS

  • 0 Comment
Last News
MAY INTEREST YOU x
Daily uk news  French police believe murder of British family in the Alps could be linked to plot to assassinate female hypnotist after detectives matched bullets  PremierLeague-News.Com
Daily uk news French police believe murder of British family in the...
Manchester news  A Place In The Sun couple shed 12 stone after being shocked by TV look Manchester united news
Manchester news A Place In The Sun couple shed 12 stone after being...