Sumary of What is in Boris Johnson’s Covid contingency toolbox?:
- Booster jabsThird jabs have been approved for about 500,000 people with severely weakened immune systems – but these are deemed to be part of their primary vaccination schedule rather than boosters per se.
- Ministers want it to happen, and have made plans for immediate distribution, possibly alongside flu jabs.
- Covid passportsDowning Street has said Covid passports will be introduced by the end of the month, making full vaccination a compulsory requirement for entry to nightclubs and other crowded indoor venues in England, without the option of showing a recent negative test or a positive antibody test.