British Health Secretary Sajid Javid said on Sunday that the requirement to submit Covid certificates to enter nightclubs and other group events in England would not be implemented. He added that the government wants to cancel the obligation to conduct PCR tests “as soon as possible” after returning from some countries.
We should do nothing for truth alone or because others do so, and we should properly consider every possible action. I never liked the idea of telling people that they needed to show documents or something else to do what was just a daily activity, but it was right to have a proper look at it. We’ve looked at it right, and while we should keep it as a potential option, I am happy to say that we will not continue with the vaccination passport plans Javid told BBC News.
The resignation from the plan to introduce Covid certificates in England is very surprising, Because just a week ago, one of Javid’s MPs, Deputy Minister of Vaccinations, Nazim Al-Zahawi, said the exact opposite – that they would be asked not only to enter nightclubs, which have been announced for a long time, but also at other mass events.
The withdrawal from vaccine certification applies only to England. Scottish authorities confirmed on Friday that it will be required for nightclubs and mass events from 1 October.
In an interview with Sky News, Javid said the requirements for PCR testing should not be kept longer than necessary. We have many lines of defense and of course we still want to be very careful, and there are some things that – when it comes to travel, for example – that have to stay in place. But a PCR test is required after returning to the UK from some countries – I want to try to get rid of it ASAP – He said.
He indicated that he did not intend to make this decision now, but had already asked the officials They are exploring the possibility of raising this commitment.
Coronavirus testing on arrival in the UK is mandatory for everyone. People returning from countries where there is a so-called Green List should take one test, whether they have been vaccinated or not. When returning from Yellow List countries, vaccinated people must take one test and unvaccinated people twice, returning from Red List countries will require two tests and a paid hotel quarantine, regardless of vaccinations.
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