Uk News Boris Johnson will not rule out the use of Covid-19 certificates to get into pubs United Kingdom news
PremierLeague-News.Com - PM says they would not be needed in 'pub gardens' for the second stage of the roadmap, but publicans and restaurateurs say imposing passports would hit business
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Britons will have to get used to the idea of vaccine passports becoming “a feature of our lives” until the pandemic subsides, with the possibility that they will be needed for a visit to the pub, the Government warned on Monday.A Cabinet Office review of Covid-19-status certificates says they may still be needed for pubs, restaurants and other hospitality settings, despite earlier suggestions that this would not be necessary.The move will cause anger in the hospitality industry, which has warned that imposing the passports for everyday trips to the pub will harm their already struggling businesses, and fuel the backlash among MPs from all parties opposed to the certificates plan.The i politics newsletter cut through the noiseEmail address is invalidThank you for subscribing!Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription.Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday evening that requiring people in the UK to have a certificate to prove they are not infectious – either by showing vaccination, a negative test in the past 24 hours or evidence of immunity from the disease in the previous six months – would not be introduced until at least 21 June, the final stage of England’s roadmap lifting restrictions.The certificates are likely to be used in theatres, football matches and concerts and are being trialled at a number of events from this month.However, the Prime Minister did not rule out the certificates also being required for pubs, saying only they would not be needed in “pub gardens” for the second stage of the roadmap, from next Monday 12 April.Mr Johnson also said it was too soon to say whether the certificates would be required for children. Government sources said there were “no plans” to introduce certificates for under-16s, but declined to rule out the prospect altogether. Vaccine passports – how they would work Vaccine passports could take the form of a digital certificate showing one of three things: vaccination, a recent negative test, or natural immunity determined on the basis of a positive test taken in the previous six months. People could prove their status using an app.
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. “The Israeli approach involves a smartphone app and the NHS app could serve a similar purpose here,” he wrote in The Sunday Telegraph. A paper certificate could also be used. According to the Government, the NHS is working on providing individuals with a means to demonstrate their coronavirus status through digital and non-digital routes. The so-called passports are likely to be used for large events, like sporting fixtures and concerts, or for entry to places were social distancing is hard to maintain, like theatres, nightclubs and bars. Although the Prime Minister suggested a certificate could give “maximum confidence” to businesses and customers as society reopens, businesses opening on 12 April, including pubs, restaurants and non-essential shops, will not be required to introduce certification. Paul Gallagher
Mr Johnson also declined to confirm there would be a Commons vote on the plans, saying: “First of all we need to work out exactly what the proposal might be, but certainly if there is something to put to Parliament I have no doubt that we will be doing that.”The Government’s review of Covid-19 certificates makes clear ministers believe they have no choice but to introduce them.This is because other countries including Israel and the European Union are developing their own systems, and in the UK some businesses and organisations are already able to ask customers for proof of their Covid status, providing it is compliant with equalities legislation.The review adds: “The Government believes that introducing a ban on [asking for proof] would in most cases be an unjustified intrusion on how businesses choose to make their premises safe.”Mr Johnson faces a widespread rebellion by his own backbenchers on the issue as well as opposition from Labour and Liberal Democrat MPs.
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