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Would you support the introduction of immunity certificates?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has acknowledged the ‘deep and complex issues surrounding the introduction of immunity certificates.

Michael Gove has been tasked with leading a review into the possible use of vaccine passports as part of the road map for releasing England’s coronavirus lockdown.

Boris Johnson announced that the Cabinet Office minister would head up the review as the Prime Minister acknowledged the “deep and complex issues” surrounding the introduction of Covid-19 status certificates.

Senior officials, including the Government’s vaccines minister, Nadhim Zahawi, have frequently appeared to dismiss the idea of introducing vaccine passports in the UK.

It is understood that the Government review will look at the possibility of the NHS coronavirus app featuring a digital health passport, which would carry details of vaccinations and negative test results.

Current thinking was that customers required to by venue owners may be able to use the NHS Covid-19 app to prove that they have either received a jab or a recent negative test, and therefore be granted entry.

Combining the two events was understood to be one option being considered by ministers to avoid discriminating against those who decline the jab for health, or other, reasons.

It is understood that combining the two is one option being considered by ministers, so as to avoid appearing to discriminate against those who decline the jab for health or moral reasons.

The findings of the vaccine passport probe are hoped to be available before stage four of the lockdown easing on June 21 is reached, the earliest date by which ministers hope all restrictions can be lifted.

What are your views? Would you be happy to have a way of proving that you’ve had the Covid vaccine or a negative test to allow access to certain places or to allow overseas travel?

Would you support the introduction of immunity certificates?

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viking
5th Apr 2021
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It looks as if it is going further now.
Proposal for either a stick up the nostril and one along to the tonsills or wear an off the shoulder dress for the ............oh no not that !!
Moan moan discrimination, my rights etc etc.
Very well then -- no foreign holidays for you then. More moans !!!
viking
3rd Apr 2021
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It seems that the yes voters could possibly win this !!!!
ElainePeony
19th Mar 2021
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Needed for proof that an individual has taken the care to protect others, and to have verification other people have done so as well.

Vaccination does not give immunity. People will still get infected and infect others.

In enclosed spaces, even with face masks infection will happen, but the vaccination can limit the pneumonia effect, to contemplate having a holiday with people not protecting themselves from a killer virus is impossible. But watch the ignorant hoards on the beaches this summer. SHUT all freedom access to collectively ignorant people...beaches, parks, forests, The young will spread it,
thetruth67
5th Mar 2021
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Since when did asymptomatic people become a major threat to society?
viking
5th Mar 2021
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Still being investigated so no conclusive evidence yet.
Suggest that in cases of doubt then please holiday on Christmas Island !!
thetruth67
5th Mar 2021
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Sounds like an idyllic retirement resort to me. Book me on the next flight.
BillS42
28th Feb 2021
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You don’t get the jab, you don’t go on holiday. The vaccine is to help all people and someone who won’t get the jab is a threat to all others. No JAB no pubs or restaurants no holidays.
johnmwc2
5th Mar 2021
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I* agree with you totally, anybody who refuses the jab should not be allowed entry anywhere as it puts people like myself with an underlying health problem at risk.
Westminster
28th Feb 2021
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It is imperative to get this Chinese virus under control, and if Immunity Certificates will help, then I am all for them.

It is helpful that the Queen has spoken out supporting the vaccination.

There is little one can do nowadays without proving ID, or some piece of paper, the certificate would just be one more thing.

In time, hopefully this disease will disappear, and everything can get back to how it was.
NDW57
27th Feb 2021
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We need to be careful here to separate the issue of international travel from that of movement within the UK. In respect of international travel the purpose of restrictions has many purposes first and foremost of which must be the prevention of diseases entering the UK and that would include different strains of COVID. Vaccination requirements also help to protect travellers when they meet diseases their immune systems have not encountered before and also helps them to not become a burden on the country they are visiting.
But what about movements within the UK? Hopefully the vast majority of people will receive the vaccine and have at least significant protection against Covid. So we need not be unduly concerned about them. So the only section of the community we need to protect are those who haven't received the vaccine. Anti-vaxxers have made their decisions and must live by that choice. We should not bend over backwards to accommodate them. The only ones I DO have sympathy for are those who haven't had the vaccine for perfectly sound medical reasons. But then, should they be visiting the places that may ask for such records anyway? There are plenty of other diseases out there spread by the conditions which favour Covid.
And how are we going to make and produce these records? Mobile phones? Do we all have mobiles and are ALL of these able to handle the Covid App? Paper then. Easily lost, damaged and illegally copied. Personally, I can't see it working and doubt its necessity.
viking
27th Feb 2021
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Are we so different from the rest of Europe and Scandinavia, who all favour some form of paper to prove that the doses have been administered ???. Looking inwards it does seem that the UK is full of troublemakers and ego seeking non conformists.
Go on, agree that it is a good idea then self flagellate.
Monetlover
27th Feb 2021
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Some of us oldies do not have smart phones and aps. Why not issue a card to attach to a passport page - like in the old days, for those who still want to get away, travel and see the sights.
anubis
26th Feb 2021
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I can`t see a problem with carrying proof of vaccination especially with festivals taking place and night clubs opening not that I will be attending either, I will be happy to just go shopping. If you go abroad you need vaccinations already, youngsters need proof of age, we all need to prove our identity, address and marital status every day this is no different. People who can`t have it could also have proof of that, its your choice have it or not hopefully those who choose not will have the option to be tested regularly and not holiday or work abroad unless they quarantine, again their choice.
HappyHippie
26th Feb 2021
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if they brought this out a lot of the people who are refusing the vaccine would have it so they could still have their holidays abroad. I think its a good idea.
Hazbeck48
26th Feb 2021
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I personally don’t see why people have a problem with this, after all some countries have required certification that you have had vaccines for various conditions for years. I understand that some people may be unable to have the covid jab for medical reasons, but certificates are available to prove there is a genuine reason. As for those who refuse the vaccine, the choice is theirs, but expect to be asked to quarantine when you return to the U.K.
JennyH98
26th Feb 2021
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For the past 68 years I have carried a separate booklet containing all my vaccinations and injections. My father worked in Africa and without Yellow Fever and various other inoculations you simply would not be allowed into the country. It’s not an immunity certificate it’s evidence of having the vaccination. Even now certain cruises require Yellow Fever evidence before boarding for their South American Cruises.
grhmj
26th Feb 2021
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As a Veteran and service engineer in the Oil and Gas I travelled extensively and many countries required vaccinations such as tetanus, MMR,Cholera, hepatitis, rabies. Also to visit Russia I need an upto date HIV free certificate. There are many tourists destinations and professions that require vaccination passports before entry can be gained or employment. I see rejection of the certificates as just ridiculous. We demand our health care and military personnel to document proof.
Vatneli
26th Feb 2021
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To me it seems like a “no brainer””! Of course you should have a certificate/passport!
Wilf
26th Feb 2021
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I totally agree-it must be the way forward to ensure we all get vaccinated
Rosamia
26th Feb 2021
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No- Because it’s not a guarantee to live forever if you hold this passport.
But then
Yes - If the government will give a security insurance to each passport holder. To shoulder death & funeral benefits & monetary aid to the bereaved family.
I’m sure this will convince people to keep this passport.
mrscomfyman
26th Feb 2021
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No vaccine is a guarantee that you'll live forever. The certificate will merely show that you have had the vaccine and therefore are more likely to be immune or non-contagious.
jeanmark
25th Feb 2021
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I'm not sure it can be called an immunity certificate as that implies you are safe from infection. However, a 'passport' to indicate you have been vaccinated may help when trying to travel to other countries. There will be those, in particular anti-vaxers, who will object, believing it is discriminating in principle.

I am not aware that anyone ever objected to having to carry vaccinations certificate relating to Yellow Fever, Hep. B etc.
Little3
25th Feb 2021
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Anything that gets things moving again!

But I can imagine a backlash.
viking
25th Feb 2021
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Why are humans windging again ??!!
Dogs and cats have to have passports to travel abroad.
Wilf
25th Feb 2021
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Quite right Viking and a good point. If they have them so should we!
MrsPat
25th Feb 2021
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Come on Boris just make a decision. No certificate means you are restricted to do stuff. A bit like a passport really if you have not got one you cannot travel. A driving license. Without it you cannot drive. It's simple really.
Munsterlander
25th Feb 2021
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Yes we should have these just like a passport. Why should I sit on an aeroplane or train next to someone who hasn't had the vaccine and may be harbouring some new mutation. Answer-I shouldn't so no vaccine passport=no travel.

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