LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to set out plans to develop a “COVID status certification” scheme to enable the safe return of mass gatherings and indoor events as lockdown restrictions eased in England.
Football cup finals, the World Snooker Championship, a comedy club, and a cinema will be used to test vaccine passports over the next few weeks, according to The Guardian newspaper. The evidence from the trials will be used to consider the wider use of vaccine passports, it said.
According to the reports, the National Health Service (NHS) will set up a system that will allow people to use an app or a paper certificate to gain access to major events.
The system being piloted will take into consideration whether someone has had a vaccination, a recent negative test, or natural immunity after a positive test in the last six months said the newspaper.
Johnson will set out more details on Monday at a time when the British government announced that more than 5 million people in Britain have received their second dose of the vaccine.