Following criticism from various sides, and given the country’s high vaccination rate, the UK government decided not to implement a vaccine passport requirement for visitors of clubs and events.
The country’s health secretary Sajid Javid told the BBC on Sunday morning, Sept. 12: “I think most people, instinctively, don’t like the idea. I’ve never liked to idea of saying to people, ‘you must show your papers to do what is just an everyday activity.
“We’ve looked at it properly, and whilst we should keep in in reserve as a potential option, I’m pleased to say, that we will not be going ahead with plans for vaccine passports.”
He said the high vaccination rate in England was the main reason for this new policy. He didn’t mention the mass protests in London, but also in other countries like France, where vaccine passports have been implemented, as having anything to do with the new considerations.
Javid was backtracking on statements made by various members of government, including prime minister Boris Johnson, confirming on several different occasions that the vaccine passports were coming for nightclubs and large events.