Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that Covid ‘passports’ are being discussed to potentially speed up the return to normal life.
The idea would consist of an app-based certificate to prove whether an individual has been vaccinated, has received a recent negative test result or has Covid-19 immunity.
The system could work through the Government turning one of the NHS smartphone apps into a digital Covid passport or run a separate app, allowing the public to carry around a proof of vaccination, a test, or antibodies.
The EFL Cup Final and an FA Cup Semi-Final are among a range of pilot events hosting audiences as part of the Government’s plan to test out Covid certification, alongside social distancing, ventilation and test-on-entry protocols.
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Although no formal decision has been made, the idea has so far proven to be divisive with opposing views breaking out within political parties.
The review is being led by Michael Gove, who has said that there are “a host of practical and ethical questions we have to answer before we can consider a wider roll-out”.