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Vaccine Passport Trials To Begin Next Month in UK Theatres and Stadiums

Trials of coronavirus vaccine passports could start in the UK as soon as next month, it has been revealed.

Theatres and stadiums will be the first to pilot the scheme under plans by Boris Johnson, reports MailOnline. They could later be extended to pubs, restaurants, nightclubs and cinemas.

Trials are expected to begin after the NHS Covid-19 app has been updated, which will let people prove they have been vaccinated – which could be in weeks.

It is thought the prime minister will give the plans the go-ahead on Monday, when he is expected to report the interim results of a study from Michael Gove.

It comes as Mr Johnson said yesterday on a trip to Middlesbrough that such passports are likely to be mandatory for people travelling abroad.

‘On the issue of vaccine certification, there’s definitely going to be a world in which international travel will use vaccine passports,’ he said.

‘You can see already that other countries, the aviation industry, are interested in those and there’s a logic to that.’

He then suggested they could have a domestic role – saying the Government needs to provide ‘maximum confidence’ to companies and customers in the UK.

Mr Johnson said: ‘I think when it comes to trying to make sure that we give maximum confidence to business and to customers here in the UK, there are three things – there’s your immunity, whether you have had it before, so you have got natural antibodies, whether you have been vaccinated, and then of course whether you have had a test. Read Full Article >

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