A UK government minister has also refused to reject vaccination passports for pubs, while nightclub owners say a plan to impose the same rules at their venue is ‘shambolic,’ with some vowing to refuse to enforce it.
Yesterday, the UK celebrated ‘independence day’, when all coronavirus bans will be lifted, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson eased the sentiment by announcing anyone entering a nightclub from the end of September should be double jabbed.
With “crowded areas” also subject to the same laws, the government has now shown that busy pubs may also be forced to check the vaccine status of people at the door.
Business minister Paul Scully said Sky News that ministers don’t “say there are a lot of pubs,” but go on to say “we’re not certified” for busier areas.
“We really have to explain it very well and we’ll do that in the coming months until we get there,” he said. said Scully, shown that several venues, including gaming events, could be added to the list.
However, the government’s plan to check the status of the vaccine as a condition of entry into nightclubs has been cracked down on by industry representatives, with some vowing that they will never follow the laws.
Michael Kill, chief executive of the Night Time Industries Association, SAYS: “The announcement from the prime minister that COVID passports will be made mandatory for nightclubs in September after his health secretary said just a week ago that they would not be forced. It was a complete shock.”- READ MORE
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