Restaurants, pubs and bars invited to consider using Covid passports – .

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Restaurants, pubs and bars invited to consider using Covid passports – .


Covid passports could be used in pubs, bars and restaurants as new government guidelines for businesses urged their wider deployment.

On Wednesday, ministers released delayed advice for business on how to operate when the country moves to step four on the roadmap to emerge from the lockdown on Monday.

He said hotel companies will be encouraged to consider requiring guests to show Covid passports to enter their premises.

The government has been accused of expanding the network of companies encouraged to use national Covid passports after Boris Johnson on Monday reported that they would be recommended for nightclubs and places with “large crowds”.

The Prime Minister said the companies concerned should demonstrate ‘social responsibility’ and use the NHS Covid pass app, which shows proof of double vaccination, a recent negative test or natural immunity, as’ a means of entry “.

The updated guidelines sparked a backlash among Tory MPs and hospitality chefs after advice specifically for restaurants, pubs, bars, nightclubs and take-out services encouraged the use of Covid passports.

The document read: “Consider using the NHS Covid pass to reduce the risk of transmission at your location or event. “

He went on to say that the government would “work with organizations that operate large, overcrowded environments (eg nightclubs) where people are likely to be in close proximity to large numbers of people from other households to use the NHS Covid pass as a condition of entry ”.

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