Stadiums can ask for proof of vaccine or negative test, but ‘Covid passports’ will NOT be compulsory


Covid passports should not be mandatory as they would ‘disproportionately discriminate based on race, religion and age’, warn MPs

  • Stadiums can ask spectators to prove a negative test or show proof of vaccine 
  • But Covid certifications will not be made compulsory for venue attendance, Government review will say
  • Cross-party group of MPs warned Covid passports would ‘disproportionately discriminate’ based on race, religion, age and socio-economic background 

Stadiums will be allowed to ask spectators to prove they have either tested negative for Covid or had the vaccine, ministers will announce on Monday.

A Government review into Covid certification will rule out making it compulsory for venues to make documents a requirement of entry.

But ministers are expected to give organisers the option of asking fans to show status certificates so that big sporting events can go ahead safely this summer. 

A cross-party group of MPs last night warned so-called Covid passports would ‘disproportionately discriminate’ based on race, religion, age and socio-economic background.

A Government review into Covid certification will rule out making it compulsory for venues to make documents a requirement of entry

A Government review into Covid certification will rule out making it compulsory for venues to make documents a requirement of entry 

MPs last night warned so-called Covid passports would ¿disproportionately discriminate¿ based on race, religion, age and socio-economic background

MPs last night warned so-called Covid passports would ‘disproportionately discriminate’ based on race, religion, age and socio-economic background 

William Wragg MP, chairman of the Commons public administration and constitutional affairs committee, said: ‘We are entirely unconvinced by the case for [Covid passports’] introduction.’

He added: ‘The success of the vaccine rollout and their efficacy calls into question the value of a certification regime. It would be established at great cost for rapidly diminishing returns.

‘Frankly, the Government needs to scrap any idea of introducing Covid passports.

‘They are unnecessary and there is no justification for them in the science and none in logic.’ 

William Wragg, chair of the Commons public administration and constitutional affairs committee: 'Frankly, the Government needs to scrap any idea of introducing Covid passports'

William Wragg, chair of the Commons public administration and constitutional affairs committee: ‘Frankly, the Government needs to scrap any idea of introducing Covid passports’

Cabinet office minister Michael Gove, who is leading the review, previously said the benefits of such a scheme were ‘finely balanced’. 

The NHS app already allows users to prove their vaccine status. Mr Gove said further changes would soon allow test results to be declared too.



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