Greater circulation in the streets of London after the relaxation of controls (Reuters)
The British Government will begin testing “COVID passports” this month in cinemas and sporting events as part of the gradual de-escalation in the United Kingdom, where half of the adult population has already been vaccinated with a first dose.
With these certificates, people will be able to demonstrate that they have been vaccinated, that they have a negative test for COVID-19 or antibodies after having overcome the disease, according to the media.
These documents – on which several deputies have opposed – can help the safe return of spectators to football matches, the holding of conferences or the opening of nightclubs without the need to impose social distance.
These “passports” will be rehearsed -from this month and until mid-May- in events such as the semifinal and final of the Football Association Football Cup, a billiards championship that will take place in Sheffield, in the north of England, and in cinemas.
Chain BBC reports this Sunday that the British Health (NHS, for its acronym in English) works on a system that allows people to demonstrate their health situation in relation to COVID through an application or paper certificate. The Government, according to that station, also consults ethics experts to make exceptions to that document for people who cannot get the vaccine.
However, the Executive does not want this certificate to be used to enter stores that sell non-essential products, which will reopen on April 12, or on public transport.
The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson hopes to release details on the de-escalation roadmap on Monday, specifically, on the plan to authorize international travel, as it is currently illegal to go abroad on vacation.
According to the media, travel abroad will be subject to a system of “traffic lights”, whereby each country will be listed in red, yellow or green, by virtue of the risk of contagion and the status of vaccinations in those destinations.
People who travel to countries in “green” will not have to quarantine upon their return to the UK, but in the case of a territory in “yellow”, while those who have been to a destination in “red” must comply a ten-day isolation period in government-designated hotels.
Boris Johnson. EFE/EPA/ANDY RAIN/Archivo
The Executive has vetoed the entry of travelers from countries – including South America and South Africa – included in a “red” list, for fear of the entry of the Brazilian and South African variants.
According to the latest official figures, yesterday ten deaths from covid-19 were reported in the United Kingdom and 3,423 new infections, while more than 31 million people have received the first dose of a vaccine and more than five million the two doses of the preparation. .
(With information from EFE)
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