THE government is to trial out a range of measures in England, including Covid passports, to allow the safe return of events such as sports matches, events and nightclubs.
A vaccine passport was announced by Boris Johnson for pre-event testing pilots for the month of April, which includes three key Wembley matches, events in Liverpool and sports events in Sheffield.
The selected venues will include Wembley stadium for vaccine passports, and four night-time entertainment settings in Liverpool for the before-and-after testing.
Furthermore, he is preparing for foreign holidays to take place as usual during summer using a “traffic light” system of rules to show which destinations have the green light to go ahead without quarantining.
The vaccine passports will show if the holder of the passport has had a recent negative Covid result or if they have natural immunity.
Trial events in the coming months will also explore how ventilation and testing before and after could help crowds return to normal. The use of the vaccine passes would be deemed time limited said the sports minister.
The pilots, which will include the FA Cup final, will last until mid-May, and some of the listed events will not be trialling vaccination certification, including those taking place in Liverpool.
Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston described the trials as a “learning experience”, saying no decisions had yet been made on processes or vaccination certificates to be made certain for the future.
Mr Huddleston said the PM would receive a report on the trials at the end of May, and suggested further events could be added later in the year.