According to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, it “may be up to the landlord” whether vaccination proof is needed to access their premises. Mr Johnson addressed the subject, which has been surrounded by speculation, during an appearance before the Liaison Committee.
He said: “There is a hierarchy between mandating something or permitting it, or forbidding it… some sectors, where vulnerable elderly people are cared for, there might be need for mandation.”
He added: ”I think that’s the kind of thing that may be up to individual publicans.
“It may be up to the landlord.”
At the same time, he recognised people had become conscientious of the need for the vaccine.
He said: “My impression is that there is a huge wisdom in the public’s feeling about this.
“People instinctively recognise when something is dangerous to them, and they can see that Covid is collectively a threat, and they want us as their Government, and me as the prime minister, to take all the actions I can to protect them.”
During his address, Mr Johnson also emphasised the importance of care home staff being inoculated and care home providers making the jab a requisite.
He said: “This is a particularly contagious disease; it can be very nasty indeed.