Sumary of UK government scraps plans for COVID-19 vaccine passports: Health minister:
- UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid announced that the government has dropped its plans for the need to have domestic vaccine passports to be used upon entry to nightclubs and other crowded venues, Reuters reported on Sunday.
- Javid also stressed that he did not anticipate any more lockdowns due to COVID-19. The government has been relying heavily on having vaccinated a huge sum of its population to be protective enough against the virus.
- The cabinet minister’s remarks come as the country’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepares to outline how the government intends to proceed with their COVID-19 strategy and manage the “challenges” presented by it in the upcoming autumn and winter months at a press conference this week.
- the prime minister this week will be setting out our plans to manage COVID over the coming few months and in that we will be making it clear that our vaccine program is working,” Javid told Sky News.
- On scrapping plans to introduce vaccine passports for entering crowded places such as nightclubs and other events in the UK, Javid said that the government “shouldn’t be doing things for the sake of it.
- ”The government defended the policy a few days ago, stating that the plan to introduce the measure by the end of the month was still in place, with details to be announced “in the coming weeks.