Government ministers are reportedly pressuring Prime Minister Boris Johnson to reconsider his personal objections to the introduction of immunity certificates for domestic use, which the senior MPs claim could help save the hospitality and entertainment industries.
In the past week, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has confirmed that the government is in negotiations with other countries on vaccine passports to reopen avenues for international travel after countries like Greece and Denmark announced they were looking into similar schemes.
While Prime Minister Johnson admitted on Monday that such documentation will “inevitably” come into play, he remained opposed to the prospect of immunity certificates for domestic use such as for going to the cinema or the pub.
Sources speaking to The Times, however, said that ministers are working on changing the prime minister’s mind, acknowledging that while he may remain against the idea, businesses, particularly those badly effective by the lockdowns, may demand them
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