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Boris Johnson vaccine passport hints: Will you need proof of vaccine to go to the pub?

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The review is looking at how people’s vaccination and testing status could be stored securely and displayed on a mobile phone.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Jonathan Neame, chief executive of the Shepherd Neame pub chain, said his company would not insist on vaccine certificates.

He said: “The whole essence of a pub is that they are diverse and inclusive environments, where everybody, and families in particular, are extremely welcome.”

He added: “It’s absolutely fine to exclude people where there is a situation of bad behaviour or drunkenness, and that’s already enshrined in law.

“But if you’re going to exclude people for what they are, or what they have not done, that’s a wholly different issue which does touch on discrimination, civil liberties, and in this case data protection issues.”



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