Welsh Gov ‘looking seriously’ at vaccine passports for large events, says Drakeford
The Welsh Government is “looking seriously” at introducing vaccine passports for large events, Mark Drakeford has said.
This would mean that people who want to go to festivals and large events in Wales could have to show proof that they have been double vaccinated.
Cases of coronavirus have surged recently, with the latest figures for the 16 – 22 August showing there are currently 343 per 100,000 of the population in Wales. This is more than double what they were at the end of July.
The First Minister also said that there is concern around the rising level of cases in Wales and if it was “necessary” to introduce some more restrictions, “then that is what we would have to do”.
This follows the Welsh Government saying there would be no changes to Covid restrictions at this stage.
Mark Drakeford told ITV News: “I think it was right to allow them to reopen up for young people in particular to be able to take advantage of them.
“We will use the next three weeks to look seriously at the issue of vaccine certification, whether or not it should be a condition of being able to go into such events of having been doubly vaccinated.”
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I’m totally fine with this. I will be going to watch some world cup qualifiers this autumn in Cardiff and it will be a lot safer knowing that there is less chance of catching covid and passing it on to my family members that are too young to have the jab.This isn’t a freedom issue, its a health issue and I don’t want to put others at risk because people are treating this as a freedom issue or have brainwashed themselves into thinking they know more science than scientists..
People who have been double jabbed are carrying the virus – FACT. People who are dying in hospital with Covid are double jabbed – FACT.
The first is definitely a fact. How do you know the second thing though?
But ALOT less.
Enacting this is the first set towards making this a paper please country. It starts with events and can spread to everything else. There is nothing more permanent than a temporary solution. Anything on the slippery slope to a Chinese style social credit system is an abomination. Any good that could come from it is nothing compared to this factor.
The only people that are against covid passports are the idiots that won’t have the vaccine the sooner they are up and running in wales the better