Bars, Restaurants & Cinemas Will Demand Proof of Vaccination Before Entry
UK vaccine minister Nadhim Zahawi says he expects bars, cinemas, restaurants and sports stadiums to all demand proof of vaccination against COVID-19 before allowing customers to enter their venues.
Speaking with BBC Radio’s The World at One earlier today, Zahawi responded to the host’s question about immunity passports (nicknamed 'freedom passes') that are registered within a phone app to be allowed to enter a sports stadium or to travel.
“I think you’ll find that restaurants and bars and cinemas and other venues, football stadiums, will probably also use that system,” said Zahawi.
He went on to say that the NHS’ ‘track and trace’ app, the use of which was implemented as a requirement to enter bars and restaurants, was a pretext for the vaccine eventually being made mandatory to enter such venues.
Adding “In many ways, the pressure will come from both ways, from service providers who will say demonstrate to us that you’ve been vaccinated, but also we will make the technology as easy and as accessible as possible,”
The host responded by clarifying that “it would become virtually impossible to do anything if you don’t have the vaccine.”
The comment once again highlights how governments don’t need to make the vaccine compulsory by law, simply applying pressure on the travel, leisure and entertainment industries to make life virtually impossible for those who refuse the vaccine enables them to deny responsibility, and claim people have 'free-choice' when, in reality, they have anything but.