The vaccine passport rejected by the British government

September 13, 2021 by archyde

I never liked the idea of ​​telling people to show their papers […] to do what is just a routine activity, said Health Minister Sajid Javid on the BBCBritish Broadcasting Corporation.

We have seen it as it should, and while we should keep it in reserve as a potential option, I am happy to say that we are not going to proceed with our vaccine passport project.

A quote from:Sajid Javid, UK Minister for Health

The turnaround comes as the executive repeated this week its intention to introduce a vaccination certificate at the end of September to enter stadiums or nightclubs, attracting strong criticism from the nightlife sector and from members of the conservative majority such as of the opposition.

Sajid Javid estimated that such a measure was ultimately not necessary, despite a daily number of positive cases around 40,000 in recent days, given a high rate of vaccination in the United Kingdom. Almost 81% of the population over 16 received two doses.

Different health measures

As each constituent nation of the country has jurisdiction over anti-COVID restrictions, Scotland has for its part decided to introduce, as of October 1, a vaccination certificate to access nightclubs and certain events, in order to curb the rise in case attributed to the start of the school year.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson must detail, in the coming days, his battle plan in the fight against the coronavirus for the winter period.

According to the British press, mass vaccination should remain the main focus, with the deployment of a booster program and a decision on the possible administration of vaccines to young people aged 12 to 15 years.

Sajid Javid has also expressed his intention to remove as soon as possible the obligation for doubly vaccinated travelers from certain countries to undergo an expensive PCR screening test no later than two days after their arrival in England.

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