Living with COVID-19: UK does not require vaccine certification

Living with COVID-19: Britain does not require vaccine certification - Photo 1.

The new normal in England: fans come to watch the match between Chelsea and Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge, in London, England on September 11, 2021 – Photo: REUTERS

According to Reuters news agency, in a press conference on September 12, Health Minister Sajid Javid revealed some of his thoughts on the Prime Minister’s plan.

Accordingly, Mr Sajid Javid said there will be no more blockades and Britain will say no to the vaccine passport review aka vaccination certificate. Instead, the government will rely on vaccine Apply and test to protect the community.

Mr Javid said while he did not expect further lockdowns, the measure could still be considered as needed.

According to Mr Javid, the UK government will not require vaccine passports as a condition for people to be able to attend major events. He personally also wants to remove the regulation that requires PCR testing with tourists as soon as possible because this regulation is expensive for the people.

Minister Javid affirmed that the Government will remain “cautious” with COVID-19 but the program of vaccines, testing, surveillance, new treatments … will be the layers of defense against COVID-19. Despite a lot of viruses around, this defense is working well in the UK, according to Mr Javid.

The opposition Labor Party said it agreed the approach was “reasonable”.

The British government was granted emergency powers in March 2020 with the introduction of the Coronavirus Act – this law allows the government to ban protests, close businesses and restrict travel to prevent epidemics.

The UK has one of the highest official COVID-19 death rates in the world. According to the government database, currently, 89% of the population has received at least one dose of vaccine, of which 80.8% have received the full dose.

From May 2021 until now, the death rate from COVID-19 has been controlled at a low level, recently, the average number of daily deaths due to COVID-19 in the UK is about 49 people (updated to 27th). -8). At the time of the outbreak, in late April, early May 2020 and mid-January 2021, the UK had more than 1,300 deaths from COVID-19 every day.

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