“…We’re planning to make full vaccination the condition of entry to nightclubs and other venues… Proof of a negative test will no longer be enough.”
Boris Johnson has just vindicated every “conspiracy theorist” who claimed governments’ ultimate goal regarding the vaccines was to implement vaccine passports.
On the same day England’s nightclubs were allowed to open for the first time since last March, the U.K.’s Prime Minister spoke of his plan to make vaccine passports mandatory for entry. He went so far as to say that proof of a negative test will not suffice but made no mention regarding natural immunity,
“I don’t want to have to close night clubs again as they have elsewhere, but it does mean night clubs have to do the socially responsible thing and make use of the NHS Covid (unintelligible) which shows proof of vaccination, a recent negative test, or natural immunity as a means of entry.”
“As we said last week, we do reserve the right to mandate cerification at any point if its’s necessary to reduce transmission, and I should serve notice now, that by the end of September when all over-eighteens will have had their chance to be double jabbed, we’re planning to make full vaccination the condition of entry to night clubs and other venues where large crowds gather. Proof of a negative test will no longer be enough.”
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People are not happy with today’s announcement. Here is a minuscule sampling of the anger U.K. residents are directing at Mr. Johnson’s announcement, made on England’s Freedom Day no less:
Yep… vaccine passports mandatory from September for night clubs and large events… with no denial from Boris when asked if this will be extended to pubs and other institutions… medical apartheid and national id, registration and tracking here we come…
— Uk_sportsdoc (@sportsdoc_uk1) July 19, 2021
Soo vaccine passports are now going to be a thing? I thought that was never the plan @BorisJohnson ? Taking the vaccine should be a persons choice not forced upon them.
— LM (@LM_JFAI) July 19, 2021
On “Freedom Day” @BorisJohnson announces vaccine passports will be needed for entry to nightclubs and events. If he gets away with this of course restaurants, shops, gyms etc. will be next. It’s Macrons plan through the backdoor. #NoVaccinePassports
— Bw (@bwaterton) July 19, 2021