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England ‘can’t rule out’ following Wales on Covid passes, Sajid Javid says

10 Nov 2021 2 minute read
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England’s Health Secretary has said that they could follow Wales and introduce Covid passes.

Sajid Javid was responding to questions over whether over 65s could be barred from going to cafés, restaurants and on long-distance trains if they can’t show they have had a booster jab or a recent negative test.

Asked by Sky News whether there was plans for Covid passes for that age group, he said: “I can’t rule that out. We know now that the vaccines do wane and it’s important that, where it’s necessary, that those people get a top up. I think it’s something we have to keep under review.”

The Senedd in Wales voted last night to ensure that people in Wales will have to show a COVID pass to enter cinemas, theatres and concerts from 15 November.

Labour and Plaid Cymru voted for the move, while the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats opposed it.

The Conservatives in Wales have adamantly opposed the Covid passes from the start, saying they had “numerous ethical and equality issues”.

Welsh Conservative and Shadow Health Minister Russell George MS said that the Labour Government had failed to provide any evidence that vaccine passports limit the spread of the virus or increase uptake of the vaccine.

“Meanwhile, the loophole of using self-certified tests is simply non-sensical as they can easily be circumvented,” he said.

“Given this, there nothing to support the assertion that vaccine passports in any way meet their objective. Therefore, the First Minister should drop them altogether, let alone his threat to expand them, especially in light of falling case numbers.

“Should Mark Drakeford pursue this damaging path, then I urge all MSs, of whatever party, to do their duty and block this bad law.”

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Y Cymro
Y Cymro
2 years ago

We recently in a Senedd debate had Conservative cardboard standee Darren Millar hostile rebuke of Welsh Covid passports, so the news that England’s Health Secretary Sajid Javid is suggesting following Wales lead ironic seeing the venom that oozes from this cretinous party. I find the cynical tactic the Welsh Tories use whenever there’s a bill produced that’s Wales-only is to criticise for the sake of it then state how we should follow England. Utter hypocrisy. Who can remember the charge for plastic bags. The Welsh Conservatives screamed Tory blue murder stating it was anti-business. Then England a year or two… Read more »

j humphrys
j humphrys
2 years ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

I wonder if the English think of the ‘Welsh Conservatives’;
“look at those creeps! If I were Welsh I don’t think I could stand them”?

Last edited 2 years ago by j humphrys
2 years ago

‘Fully vaccinated’ is of course an expanding qualification in order for our presence in public to be tolerated, since ever-more booster jabs will be mandated every few months as the protection of these pseudo-vaccines wanes, and, in addition, emerging Covid variants will periodically require entirely new vaccines to tackle them but probably with only the same seriously limited success. The necessity for such a frequency of doubtfully-effective medical interventions to stimulate our natural immunity is alarming, since this clearly neither produces nor maintains any lasting immunity, and therefore can only compromise what protection our own immune system could give us.… Read more »

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