UK: Vaccine Minister confirms vaccine passports WILL be required for entry to large venues from October to avoid winter closures

  • accine Minister Nadhim Zahawi has confirmed vaccine passports will be used at large venues in near future
  • He said the Government wants to avoid a ‘open shut, open shut’ situation for firms amid Covid-19 uncertainty
  • Mr Zahawi said that vaccine certification is the ‘best way’ to ensure venues stay open during winter months 

Nadhim Zahawi today confirmed vaccine passports will be required to gain entry to large venues, arguing the documents are the ‘best way’ to avoid winter Covid closures.

The Vaccine Minister said the Government is concerned large venues ‘could end up causing a real spike in infections’ because of groups of people mixing in close proximity.

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He said the ‘worst thing’ for those venues would be for surging coronavirus case numbers to result in an ‘open shut, open shut strategy’ and the ‘best way’ to ensure they can remain open for the long term ‘is to check vaccine status’.


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