Vaccines minister hints at possibility of vaccine passport for churches

Mar 28, 2021 by

by Tola Mbakwe, Premier:

UK Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi has hinted at the prospect of churches requiring a vaccine passport from the public.

In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Mr Zahawi said suggested that churches could be allowed to check people’s Covid status.

“If we want our lives back, I think we’ve got to at least – if nothing else – look at all this stuff.”

The idea has been met with some hesitancy. Danny Webster, head of advocacy at the Evangelical Alliance, said: “Vaccine passports for churches?!!!…a frightening prospect of regulating who can come to church.”

Meanwhile, Boris Johnson has sought to calm fears over the possible introduction of coronavirus health certificates amid criticism from pub landlords and Tory backbenchers.

Ministers are reviewing their potential use, which could see access to hospitality venues granted only if customers have been jabbed, received negative tests, or developed antibodies through past infection.

Professor Stephen Reicher, a member of the Scientific Pandemic Insights Group on Behaviours (Spi-B) said on Saturday that the measure being considered by the Government could compound hesitancy in those already sceptical of vaccines.

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