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Nightclubs could open fully in a future Covid surge by only allowing double jabbed clients

Boris Johnson previously announced at a press conference that he intended “to make full vaccination the condition of entry to nightclubs and other venues where large crowds gather” by the end of September.

The Telegraph now reports that nightclub and concert venues could open fully and avoid having to implement social distancing rules in a future Covid surge by only allowing customers in who have been double jabbed.

In this proposal late-night venues with the capacity of holding large crowds will not be made to adopt vaccine passports.

This new proposal instead incentivises venues to adopt them without forcing them to do so.

This comes as plans are drawn to accommodate the sector if there was a future Covid wave.

 

Under these plans nightclubs could open at full capacity and the limits on table service only would be abandoned.

The Prime Minister said in July, a negative test would no longer be enough proof for entry into nightclubs or large venues by the end of September.

“We do reserve the right to mandate certification at any point if it is necessary to reduce transmission.”

Mark Harper, who leads the Covid Recovery Group criticised the Government for their plans to introduce Covid passports.

READ MORE: Cabinet split on vaccine passports for nightclubs

However, these plans have subsequently been dropped.

Jennie Bristow, author and senior lecturer in sociology at Canterbury Christ Church University, warned of long-term harm to young people caused by some Government policies.

She said: “The school prom, the driving test, the clubbing experience, the group holiday, the university graduation ceremony.

“All of these things have been callously snatched from their grasp, presented as dangerous luxuries rather than important moments in their development.”

 


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