Plans to introduce the use of so-called vaccine passports for domestic use in England, for example in nightclubs and other crowded venues, has been abolished.
The English Health Secretary Sajid Javid said: “We shouldn’t be doing things for the sake of it.”
Javid said the Government had studied the evidence and came to a conclusion they will be unnecessary.
“I’m pleased to say we will not be going ahead,” he said.
It was originally believed that the plan for the use of vaccine passports would be introduced at the end of this month.
Under the proposed plans, people would have to provide proof of vaccination in order to gain entry to clubs and other crowded venues.
However, the plans were met with substantial backlash from Nightclub industries, as well as from Tory and opposition MPs.
“I’ve never liked the idea of saying to people you must show your papers or something to do what is just an everyday activity, but we were right to properly look at it,” Javid said.
“We’ve looked at it properly and, whilst we should keep it in reserve as a potential option, I’m pleased to say that we will not be going ahead with plans for vaccine passports.”
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