The government’s plan for a vaccine passport at Giggs in England was scrapped last week
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has drawn out his winter COVID plan, which includes a potential ‘Plan B’ for a vaccine passport to large events.
The Prime Minister revealed the plans at a press conference held in Downing Street yesterday (14 September). In the speech, he said that while the government and its scientific advisers “believe in vaccines that have made such a difference in our lives,” they did not rule out the new measures coming under “unstoppable pressure”. put on the NHS.
These possible measures include making wearing masks mandatory once again, asking employees to work from home and requiring vaccine passport certificates for events with an attendance of more than 500 people.
The news comes after the government’s plans to introduce a coronavirus vaccine passport to gain entry to nightclubs and large events in England were canceled last week.
The plan, which had received backlash from industry leaders when it was first announced in July, was confirmed to go ahead earlier this month. However, Health Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed that the government has decided not to go ahead with it.
“I am happy to say that we will not go ahead,” said Javid BBC News. “We shouldn’t be doing things for it.”
to speak on Andrew Marr Show, the health secretary said: “I never liked the idea of telling people that you should show up to do your papers or something that’s just an everyday activity, but we were right to look at it.”
The Night Time Industries Association said the plans may have crippled the industry and nightclubs could face cases of discrimination.
In an unexpected twist at yesterday’s press conference, the UK’s Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty criticized Nicki Minaj when she tweeted that the COVID vaccines are linked to impotence.
The comment came after the rapper claimed that one of his cousins in Trinidad refused to take the jab because “his friend got [and] became impotent” and “his testicles are swollen”.