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Covid-19 vaccine passports to start in England this month

Plans to introduce the use of vaccine passports for nightclubs and other indoor activities will begin this month in England, the vaccine minister has confirmed.

Nadhim Zahawi said now is the right time to introduce the certificates, as everyone in the UK over the age of 18 will have been offered two doses by the end of September.


Zahawi claims the use of the vaccine certificate for domestic purposes will allow the economy to reopen in a safe manner.

“The best way we can keep those industries open in my view, in our view, is to work with the industry,” he said.

“One thing that we have learnt is that in large gatherings of people, especially indoors, the virus tends to spike and spread.”


“When the evidence that you are presented is so clear cut and that we want to make sure the industry doesn’t have to go through an open-shut, open-shut sort of strategy, then the right thing to do is to introduce that by the end of September when all over 18 year-olds have had their two jabs,” he continued.

Therefore, by the end of September England will be using vaccine passports for domestic use, for nightclubs and other large gatherings.


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