If “sufficient measures are not taken to limit infection, the Government will consider mandating the NHS COVID Pass.»
The British government has suggested that not only should so called vaccine passports by used by clubs, pubs and restaurants, but also that office workers should be subject to the system in order to return to their jobs.
The London Telegraph reports that the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) has indicated that the pass system should be adopted in everyday workplaces.
The DHSC document states that “As many as 10.4 million people have now signed up to the NHS App, with over 6 million new users since the COVID-19 vaccination status service was added on 17 May.”
It continues, “The app’s COVID-19 vaccine status service allows users easily to show their proof of vaccine, which will help people to travel abroad, start returning to workplaces and attend largescale events as we cautiously proceed with the roadmap.”
The Daily Mail reports that the government guidance basically looks exactly the same as it did before the “lifting” of restrictions, with social distancing, masks and plastic dividing screens being recommended.https://www.youtube.com/embed/zs3SBXWmu70
As we have previously noted, the details of the COVID pass system are completely vague, with little explanation on exactly where will be made to use the NHS COVID app system as “a means of entry,” or how it will be managed and enforced.
The only details that were given by ministers are that it will be ‘encouraged’ anywhere where people are “likely to be in close proximity to others outside their household.”
The Telegraph report notes that the government guidance says that if “sufficient measures are not taken to limit infection, the Government will consider mandating the NHS COVID Pass in certain venues at a later date.”
In an op ed last week, The Telegraph’s Douglas Murray warned that “Britain is sleepwalking into a state of perpetual Covid tyranny.”
Murray urges that “Things that would have seemed impossible just a few years ago have become routine. Stay in your house when the Government tells you to? Check. Allow the police to visit at any time of the day or night to see that you are where you say you are? Check. Carry papers to allow you to be permitted certain activities? Check. In Britain all this and more has flowed by without any significant political opposition.”
Murray further warns that “The creation of “vaccine certification” means that we now face the prospect of having our papers demanded not just if we dare to think about leaving the country for some reason, but if we just want to go to almost any public gathering.”
Murray concludes that “we do not need politicians and private companies policing us ever more. We need to take a different leap. Not into greater safety, but into greater freedom.”