Brits to buy a pint without a vaccine passport after the PM shelved plans

BRITS will not need a vaccine passport to buy a pint after Boris Johnson shelved plans for “papers for the pub”.

But the documents will be needed for sports events, concerts and for foreign holidays.

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Michael Gove is expected to outline plans tomorrow for “covid status certificates” after spending time in Israel to see how it safely unlocked.

There was a backlash from Tory MPs and parts of the hospitality industry over the pub plans.

Last night pub groups welcomed the government climbdown.

James Calder, of brewers’ group SIBA, said: “We know that pubs and taprooms are safe based on all the evidence over the last 12 months.

“Covid passports would have been another unjustifiable level of red tape.”

A government source said: “I would be amazed if we introduce Covid certification for hospitality this summer.”


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