The UK government may attempt to introduce the COVID-19 vaccine passport system as part of a winter pandemic strategy a few days after Health Minister Sajid Javid said the passport system was abolished in the UK.
“We are not currently working on COVID status certification (vaccine passports) for mandatory vaccines only, but we will retain that authority as a reserve,” said Javid. Said A parliamentarian on Tuesday contrasted with what he said to the press last weekend.
Authorities “need to be prepared for all contingencies,” he said on Tuesday, arguing that vaccine passporting and similar obligations were not “the result everyone wants.”
A document released by the British government this week also suggests that vaccine passports may play a role in the fall and winter months. Potential companies should be prepared, noting that such a system is currently a “Plan B” contingency.
“Under Plan B, the government expects to introduce mandatory vaccine certification in a limited number of settings with specific characteristics,” the document reads (pdf). “The government does not want to require vaccine certification more broadly than these settings, but it cannot be ruled out altogether.”
Also, according to the document, “If Plan B is implemented, we may be notified immediately as a response to the data.”
The UK government has released more information on the “proposed certification system” for vaccine passports and continued to “try to notify businesses at least a week before mandatory vaccine certification goes into effect.”
Locations that may be affected include nightclubs and indoor locations where more than 500 people are in close proximity to each other. Documents suggest that even in outdoor venues with more than 4,000 people nearby and more than 10,000 people in any situation, you may face the obligation to passport a vaccine.
Over the weekend, Javid proposed abandoning plans to require vaccine passports for nightclubs and other events after lawmakers from various political parties expressed opposition.
“What I can say is that we have considered it properly. We need to keep it as a reserve as a potential option, but we are pleased not to proceed with the vaccine passport plan.” Javid said. Sunday BBC.
Several European countries and a few US cities have introduced vaccine passport obligations in recent weeks, causing massive protests in France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Germany and more.
Many demonstrators went out into the streets and marched down Broadway across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City on Monday night, the same day the city’s vaccine passport enforcement policy came into full force, blaming the city’s mission. bottom. Companies with more than 100 employees oppose President Joe Biden’s recent announcement that employees will be penalized if they are not vaccinated or undergo regular COVID-19 testing. There is also.