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.”