PUBLISHED: 07:33, Tue, Dec 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 07:33, Tue, Dec 1, 2020
Nadhim Zahawi, the minister in charge of the coronavirus vaccine rollout, hinted that many venues would only accept customers who have a certificate of vaccination. The suggestion brings into question whether immunity passes will be issued to those who decide to take the jab.
Speaking to the BBC, Mr Zahawi said different options were being considered.
He said: “We are looking at the technology.
“And, of course, a way of people being able to inform their GP that they have been vaccinated.
“But, also, I think you'll probably find that restaurants and bars and cinemas and other venues, sports venues, will probably also use that system - as they have done with the app.
Pubs and stadiums could ban Brits without ‘immunity passport’ (Image: Getty)
“I think that in many ways the pressure will come from both ways, from service providers who'll say ‘look, demonstrate to us that you have been vaccinated’.
“But, also, we will make the technology as easy and accessible as possible.”
The so-called “immunity passports” have been touted as a potential way of returning to normality with millions of UK citizens enjoying more freedoms.
Baroness Dido Harding, head of the NHS Test and Trace programme, said her department is considering including vaccination status in the app.
Nadhim Zahawi, the minister in charge of the coronavirus vaccine rollout (Image: Getty)
She said it was her hope “in the future to be able to have a single