Vaccine passports could be introduced for sporting and commercial events, concert halls and festivals in addition to nightclubs, a minister suggested, but people will not have to prove their COVID status to access schools and universities .
In a statement to MPs in the Commons, Nadhim Zahawi said these ancient events are the ones that most concern ministers about the spread of COVID-19[female[feminine.
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He comes after the government announced Monday that proof of double vaccination will be required to enter discos and other “crowded places” from the end of September, proof of a negative test is not accepted.
The move sparked a backlash and raised questions about other sites that will be asked to introduce vaccine passports.
Earlier this week, a minister did not explicitly rule out the possibility that the government require vaccine passports for people to go to pubs.
Zahawi said MPs would get a vote if the government decided to “impose dual vaccination requirements” for sporting and commercial events, concert halls and festivals.
Before that, ministers are encouraging ‘higher risk’ settings to use the NHS COVID Pass.
As well as allowing someone to prove that they have been fully vaccinated, it allows people to show evidence of a recent negative test or natural immunity after recovering from the virus.
Mr Zahawi told Commons the state health certificate would be available through the NHS app, the NHS website or by requesting a written document.
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