Closed petition Do not require a Covid passport for access to any services, jobs or events

Covid Passports are divisive, discriminatory and wrong. The Government should not implement them for any domestic purpose. It is divisive and discriminatory to deny individuals access to general services, businesses or jobs which these passports could be used to do.

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A vaccine passport is an appalling restriction on people’s human rights. It is up to the individual to decide if they wish to have the covid vaccine and such passports could be used to restrict the rights of people who have refused a Covid-19 vaccine, which would be unacceptable.

We should not have to report our health status to the Government or businesses in an app.

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Government introduces COVID-19 status requirements for entering certain venues and events

On Tuesday 14 December the House of Commons debated and approved new requirements to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19, or a negative COVID-19 test, before entering certain venues and events.

Read what was said during the debate: https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2021-12-14/debates/8034393B-C568-4DE6-8695-1D63F957537E/PublicHealth

You can also watch the debate on Parliamentlive.tv: https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/61329c5b-ac88-4243-bbc9-35f8a142b5c7?in=13:46:46

What do the new rules mean?

The new rules mean that, if you are aged 18 or over, to enter certain venues and events in England you must have proof of one of the following:

  • you are vaccinated with 2 doses of an approved vaccine
  • you have taken a PCR or rapid lateral flow test within the last 48 hours
  • you are exempt on the basis of a medical exemption or clinical trial participation

People who live in England can show their NHS COVID Pass to prove they’re vaccinated, have completed a negative PCR test or negative lateral flow test within the past 48 hours, or are exempt.

You can read more about using your NHS COVID Pass for travel abroad and at venues and settings in England here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-covid-pass

And you can read the Government's guidance setting out which venues and events must use the NHS COVID Pass, or equivalent proof of vaccination or testing, as a condition of entry, and how to operate the scheme, here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/carrying-out-mandatory-covid-19-status-checks-at-your-venue-or-event

The new requirements are set out in the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Entry to Venues and Events) (England) Regulations 2021, which you can read here: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2021/1416/contents/made